At Deerhurst and Apperley we have are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through Class Council all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.
Pupils at Deerhurst and Apperley know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Class council officials should be nominated and then voted in by their class mates – they are not chosen by their teachers.
The Chair should lead the meetings with you coaching and modelling if necessary – the longer term idea is that children can do this virtually unaided.
Throughout the week children will jot any issues, concerns, worries or ideas etc. that they wish to discuss at the class council meeting.
At the meeting the Chair will raise the first item on the agenda and invite the person who wrote it to explain their point of view.
The Chair then invites the rest of the class to discuss the matter and reach some sort of resolution.
The Secretary then makes a note of what has been decided in the minutes.
If the resolution is something that the class feels should be shared with School Council to allow wider discussion then a note will be made in the minutes to make this clear.
Class Council members should bring the minute book to School Council and raise any relevant issues for wider discussion and whole school resolution.
Meet our School Council Members for 2020-2021
Class 1 – Year 1 – Gretel
Class 1 – Year 2 – Molly
Class 2 – Year 3 – Imogen
Class 2 – Year 4 – Gabriel
Class 3 – Year 5 – Sophie
Class 3 – Year 6 – Murray & Lewis