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 – Total!!!

Red Nose Day – Total!!!

It seems like ages ago we did our Red Nose Day fundraiser, and what fun we had! I have finally collected all the funds and dropped them off at the bank and can reveal we raised a whopping £171.80!!! A special mention has to go to Zayd from Hadid class for his, and his...

School Council Trip to the Houses of Parliament

School Council Trip to the Houses of Parliament

On Wednesday 2nd of March the the School Councillors from year 3 to 6 embarked on a trip to the Houses of Parliament. We arrived and was introduced to our friendly tour guides. The tour guides gave eveyone headphones to wear so that we could always hear what the tour...

School Council 🗳️

School Council 🗳️

As the school year is well underway, it was time for Hokusai's outgoing student council members to brief the class on the responsibilities and advantages that come with representing the class, and the search began for our new councillors. The class discussed the...

School Council – Game Changers part 2

The school council were out in Chrisp Street Market again this afternoon, spreading our climate change messages: Eat less meat, buy less stuff and use public transport. If you would like to fill in our climate change survey please follow the link. It will only take a...

School Council – Game Changers

The School Council have been working with Big Ideas on their Game Changers programme. The programme is about empowering young Londoners to run their own social action projects, tackling the issues they care about head-on. During our meetings the school council...

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

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...

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Red Nose Day – Total!!!

Red Nose Day – Total!!!

It seems like ages ago we did our Red Nose Day fundraiser, and what fun we had! I have finally collected all the funds and dropped them off at the bank and can reveal we raised a whopping £171.80!!! A special mention has to go to Zayd from Hadid class for his, and his...

School Council 🗳️

School Council 🗳️

As the school year is well underway, it was time for Hokusai's outgoing student council members to brief the class on the responsibilities and advantages that come with representing the class, and the search began for our new councillors. The class discussed the...

School Council – Game Changers part 2

The school council were out in Chrisp Street Market again this afternoon, spreading our climate change messages: Eat less meat, buy less stuff and use public transport. If you would like to fill in our climate change survey please follow the link. It will only take a...

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

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...