What is a School Council?

The School Council is an inclusive programme for all children, where by the school council members are voted for by the children themselves in in-class elections. The School Council members are then responsible for hosting class meetings with meaningful agendas, at least once every half term, and communicating the thoughts and ideas, between the children, Headteacher and Governors in the school.  The class meetings are a time where the whole class can discuss:

  • Ways the school can be improved

  • Local, community or global issues that they might want to engage with

  • School Calendar – Discuss school events, anti-bullying week, Children in Need etc

 
The advantages of becoming a school council member are abundant. The children are empowered with their ability to make a change, making their voices heard and taking responsibility for our learning environment. Taking part in the class meetings, council meetings and other school projects will develop their confidence and assertiveness, whilst learning and experiencing first-hand how democracy works.

 

Red Nose Day – Fundraising for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day – Fundraising for Comic Relief

This year, the school council started planning our Red Nose Day antics on google classroom. They worked really hard to trouble-shoot ideas to make sure we could still have fun whilst obeying current social-distancing guidelines. We have 3 events this week that the...

Anti-Bullying Week & Poster Winners

Anti-Bullying Week & Poster Winners

The School Council led this year's Anti-Bullying assembly with this brilliant film: Thank you for all of the poster designs submitted; it was very hard to choose the winners. The shortlist was a very long list and it was down to Mr Daley to pick the final three!...

The Votes Are In

The Votes Are In

Hokusai class thought long and hard about which two students they wanted to nominate as their school council representatives. Candidates put themselves forward and confidently stepped up to deliver their carefully written speeches, before their classmates took part in...

WE Day – School Council

Yesterday, the school council ventured across London to the SSE Arena, Wembley, to attend the WE Day celebrations. WE Day is the manifestation of the WE charity movement: a celebration of young people and teachers who have made a difference. The arena was huge! This...

School Council Autumn Agenda

Below is the agenda for the in-class council meetings. The School Council members will be sharing information about up and coming events, giving feedback from issues raised last half term and holding discussions on school policy.

Ways in which the school can be improved:​
Mr O’Regan has amended some of the token prizes after your feedback and has been informed about the missing prizes from last year. He is taking it very seriously, but needs an official letter detailing what happened, which Muhammed 6B and Chelsea 5B will be writing this week.​

What do you think about the reading aloud of writing in achievement assembly?​

Local and global issues:​
 In 2020 Lansbury Lawrence will be part of ‘School Street’ where there will be restrictions on cars outside our school. Please see news article for more information.​ https://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2019/09/tower-hamlets-council-green-light-11-new-school-streets/

School Calendar:​
Children in Need is this Friday. We will be joining in, in the nationwide ‘BIG MORNING MOVE’ with Joe Wicks. All classes will start their day with a workout, hosted by Joe Wicks, streamed live on YouTube. https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/primary-school/fundraise-with-joe-wicks/ (play the message from Joe video) Adults will be in the playground in the morning and at hometime to collect any donations.​

Anti-bullying week – There will be special lessons throughout the week and the school council members will be in the playground to offer help and advice.

The Council of Kahlo

The Council of Kahlo

This morning, Kahlo class held it's first school council meeting of the new school year. Our school council members, Ishaq and Maha, led the class through a discussion of some key issues: Tokens for behaviourOur weekly family science experimentsClimate change and...

School Council plants bulbs in local park

This week the school council have been out and about in the local area planting bulbs for everyone to enjoy this summer! Children have been planting hyacinths in local Alton street park, and learning about the special smell hyacinths let out into the air to attract...

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Anti-Bullying Week & Poster Winners

Anti-Bullying Week & Poster Winners

The School Council led this year's Anti-Bullying assembly with this brilliant film: Thank you for all of the poster designs submitted; it was very hard to choose the winners. The shortlist was a very long list and it was down to Mr Daley to pick the final three!...

The Votes Are In

The Votes Are In

Hokusai class thought long and hard about which two students they wanted to nominate as their school council representatives. Candidates put themselves forward and confidently stepped up to deliver their carefully written speeches, before their classmates took part in...

WE Day – School Council

Yesterday, the school council ventured across London to the SSE Arena, Wembley, to attend the WE Day celebrations. WE Day is the manifestation of the WE charity movement: a celebration of young people and teachers who have made a difference. The arena was huge! This...

School Council Autumn Agenda

Below is the agenda for the in-class council meetings. The School Council members will be sharing information about up and coming events, giving feedback from issues raised last half term and holding discussions on school policy.

Ways in which the school can be improved:​
Mr O’Regan has amended some of the token prizes after your feedback and has been informed about the missing prizes from last year. He is taking it very seriously, but needs an official letter detailing what happened, which Muhammed 6B and Chelsea 5B will be writing this week.​

What do you think about the reading aloud of writing in achievement assembly?​

Local and global issues:​
 In 2020 Lansbury Lawrence will be part of ‘School Street’ where there will be restrictions on cars outside our school. Please see news article for more information.​ https://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2019/09/tower-hamlets-council-green-light-11-new-school-streets/

School Calendar:​
Children in Need is this Friday. We will be joining in, in the nationwide ‘BIG MORNING MOVE’ with Joe Wicks. All classes will start their day with a workout, hosted by Joe Wicks, streamed live on YouTube. https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/primary-school/fundraise-with-joe-wicks/ (play the message from Joe video) Adults will be in the playground in the morning and at hometime to collect any donations.​

Anti-bullying week – There will be special lessons throughout the week and the school council members will be in the playground to offer help and advice.

The Council of Kahlo

The Council of Kahlo

This morning, Kahlo class held it's first school council meeting of the new school year. Our school council members, Ishaq and Maha, led the class through a discussion of some key issues: Tokens for behaviourOur weekly family science experimentsClimate change and...

School Council plants bulbs in local park

This week the school council have been out and about in the local area planting bulbs for everyone to enjoy this summer! Children have been planting hyacinths in local Alton street park, and learning about the special smell hyacinths let out into the air to attract...