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 One and Two 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 One and Two 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 School Council Committee Members are as follows:-
School Council Events
Our School Councillors have represented the school at local events and have been instrumental in organising some lovely occasions with the local community this year, including a tea with the wife and friends of Roger Fitzgerald.
They have managed class discussions and taken their ideas to the Council meetings which has led to us purchasing more bird feeders and wind chimes for the Oaks garden. Making sure we have spare wellies and waterproofs so that everyone can access the outdoor areas even if they have forgotten their's. We are also looking into the possibility of purchasing a new slide and net to cover the football cage.
They spoke to the children about road safety and encouraged them to take part in a drawing competition to explain the importance of staying safe on the roads, and asking drivers to slow down, not use their phones whilst driving and be aware of all road users. We are pleased to announce that we have had the winners drawings made into posters which will be displayed at the front of the school.