Our School Council consists of at least 10 wonderful children from y3 - y6. Each class in Key Stage 2 votes for two school councillors at the beginning of the year. For each of our children on the School Council, it is an honour to be selected by their peers, reflecting their trustworthiness and integrity.
The School Council usually meet once a week at lunchtime with Mrs Sands overseeing proceedings. They have an agenda of subjects to be discussed, such as fundraising, school routines and assemblies. They are also called on to represent the school, for instance at a Safer Internet Day conference in Feb 2016. Every so often, they are asked to meet with Subject Leaders or Governors to represent the views of children in the school. Recently, they even interviewed candidates for the post of Headteacher!
Four of our School Council come from Year 6 and are our Head Girl and Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. Leah, Owen, Annie and Alfie have particularly important roles in school. They are role-models throughout Knotty Ash and select Praisecard winners in our Praise assembly every Monday. They also attend the Liverpool Schools' Parliament every half term at Liverpool Town Hall.
Pupil Voice (listening to children's feedback and ideas) is central to our practice at Knotty Ash. We're always guaranteed an honest appraisal of our strengths and weaknesses when we listen to the people who really know!
School Council Activities
Each year the school council are involved in a range of activities. They spend time organising events and initiatives to improve the school. They also represent the school when visitors come or when we are invited to send our children to events outside the school.