Welcome to Combs School Council
At Combs Infant School we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in our School Council meetings. These meetings are held every half term and are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. 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. The issues that arise are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard. The children of Combs know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Student Council members are nominated and then voted in by their class mates, they are not be chosen by their teachers.
What is our School Council for?
The school council is about:
Learning to work together
Learning about democracy
Learning how to play a positive role in our community
To improve the school according to the children's point of view
The School Council work together in finding out things that they want to change and improve within our school. They listen to the other children and take note of their worries, ideas, recommendations and thoughts. The council members then meet to discuss their findings and come up with ways to make these improvements. They involve the other children and adults and put these ideas in to actions.
The School Council will try to make these ideas happen by getting:
What will staff do for the School Council?
Make sure meetings happen when they are supposed to.
Support pupils to run meetings.
Take minutes of the meetings.
This term our school council have been focusing on the British value ‘Individual Liberty’. We have talked about how it is important that the children have the opportunity to put forward their own learning ideas school.
We discussed how we could do this and talked about what they have learnt so far this term and what they would like to learn about up to our summer holiday.
Our student council then asked these questions to their friends, and fed back their responses.
We found out that the children like:
The children would like to learn: