Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community. Riverhead Infants' School Council was re-launched during Friendship Week in November 2010, almost 6 years after it was first set up in December 2004. During this time it has been involved in a wide variety of activities and projects.
In preparation for the Council each year, all Year 1 and Year 2 classes are involved in a series of learning activities to develop skills that encourage effective participation (irrespective of pupil councils) including thinking, listening, discussing, choosing and agreeing. Further activities supported their understanding of the structures necessary to ensure that pupil councils can work effectively. These included learning about: class meetings; school council structure and how to choose class representatives; class councils, agendas and minutes.
Each year 1 and 2 class has two elected representatives who liaise between their class council and the school council. Each reception class has a link officer from Year 2 who undertakes this role. The class councils play an important part in ensuring that every child can participate and can contribute to the decision making process.
The first job of the new school council is to agree the Constitution before getting involved in new projects. You can read the Constitution and see how their work is progressing in their minutes below.
The Constitution of the School Council can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
OUR NEW SCHOOL COUNCIL
To support the understanding of fair voting through history the Year Two children learnt about Emmeline Pankhurst and her fight for equality. This linked in well with our School Council who have recently been voted into office by their peers. They had to write their own manifestos and present them to their respective classes. Congratulations to our new members.
These are our School Council Committee Members.
Lilian Kemp and Joe Simpson – Butterfly Class
Isla Paterson and Ethan Withey – Honey Bee Class
Rufus Dodd and Isla Shaw – Ladybird Class.
Thomas Lawrence and Mia Lockyer – Badger Class
Filippa Hansen and Jack Grimshaw -Hedgehog Class
Henry Ataii and Grace Williams – Fox Class