Meeting weekly, the School Council works closely with governors, teachers and parents to talk about how best to improve the school. This year, the School Council have dealt with a number of issues around the school and has big plans for the future. The School Council have also taken part in a number of extra-curricular trips, including:
- Attending the WHY (What’s Happening for the Young) festival at the South Bank Centre.
- Meeting with our local MP – Catherine West.
- Visiting Parliament to learn about democracy and decision making.
The School Council is split into 3 sub-groups who have responsibility for collecting the ideas of all students and thinking of ways to improve their area of school life.
Health and Nutrition
This group works closely with Governor Nina Job and other school staff to think about how to make children healthier in school. Current proposals being looked at include:
- Installing outside exercise equipment in the playground.
- Every class completing 5-10 minutes exercise a day.
- Looking at the lunch menu to think about the choices available.
The Health and Nutrition group is made up of Jasmine Parr, Molly Frow, Stella Wilkinson, Hania Kennedy and Sonia Ostrovosky.
The Environment team are in charge of making the school a greener place, they also think about how best to improve the playgrounds and make the school environment more pleasant. Current policies and ideas include:
- A litter rota for classes, to ensure the playground is tidy.
- Planning improvements to the playground (particularly the Bank and Millennium Garden).
- Running a weekly tidiest cloakroom competition to ensure the corridors and cloakrooms are kept tidy.
The Environment group is made up of Amaya Goss, Niobe Szabo, Theo Perrot, Ben Cavcav and Isabella Correia.
Values and School Development
The Values and School Development team work to promote the school’s core values and to improve learning in the school. They are in charge of thinking about what children would like to learn, and thinking about how they learn best. Their current ideas include:
- Increasing the number of Drama and Dance lessons taught in school.
- Creating a “cultures week” where children learn about different cultures, foods and languages.
The Values and School Development group is made up of Tyrone Shiham, Hana Good, Esme Perrot, Amber Griffith-Rower and Ethan Blair.