‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Our School Council 2022 - 23

The School Council is here to represent you at meetings so that EVERYONE can have their voice heard.

How can I have my say?

1. Put a message in the suggestion box in the Practial Area.

2. Come and talk to us - your School Council reps! We are happy to listen to your ideas whenever they might occur!

3. Tell us what you think after feedback. Do you agree with everything decided? Can you think of anything you want discussed at the next meeting?

What kind of suggestions are useful? 

We REALLY want to make a difference to everyday life in school, not just think about special events days (although they are good fun, too)and it is not always about raising money either! Try to think of your usual routine at school and where things might be improved or changed for the better.

Ideas to do with.........

Playtime activities or routines

Things you would like in school

Special Events

Ways to raise money for school or charities


Have an input into choosing our school lunch menu

Sports events

These are just a few thoughts. Whatever you are thinking about that could help school carry on improving, let us know!

Remember we're here to listen!

We will use the Amnesty International resource - 'Learning about human rights in the Primary School' to provide children with their own understanding of human rights and the values and attitudes to underpin them.

Thursday 10th November 2022

During our first meeting we discussed the possible impact we could have this year at Whitegate. The meeting was extremely positive, Mr Fowles and Mrs Metcalf are very excited to work with this year’s school councillors. At the end of the meeting, we gathered to take our school council picture.

Thursday 19th January 2023

We discussed how we will conduct our class meetings and we shared some great ideas. We are planning to invite a member of FOWS to share our thoughts about potential fund raising opportunities in our next meeting.

Wednesday 1st February 2023

Mrs Metcalf and I managed to observe class meetings held by our school councillors, we were both incredibly impressed by the professionalism and confidence demonstrated by all of our councillors! Well done!

Thursday 20th April 2023

Exciting times in today's meeting... first we welcomed Stan from Oak as a new School Councillor and then we looked at possible breaktime equipment we could invest in to make breaktime a more enjoyable and physically active experience. The School Councillors will take their ideas back to their class to discuss possibilities.

Next meeting date

Thursday 27th April 2023 - We will discuss our findings and once we have agreed on the proposal we will share with Mrs Mackenzie.



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