Churchill Park Academy Council is a proactive group of children elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and think about new ideas to make sure our school stays happy, safe and exciting. The school council takes forward projects on behalf of the children from all classes, and is involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and showing visitors and staff around the school.
To be effective, our school council does the following:
- Represents all pupils and includes as many people as possible
- Takes time to listen to all children and communicate their views
- Feeds back to children about what happened about their views
- Makes things happen – or explains why they can’t!
- Our School Council consists of a member from each class in school. The council meets every half term to review actions and plan ahead.
Churchill Park Academy are proud to have elected student representatives that will take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The representative will be elected through a democratic process; whereby, they had to either; put their name forward, make a speech or write an application form expressing their desire to do the job and also highlight any ideas they had; that would enhance the school and the school community. They had to present themselves to their class and the rest of the children had to decide who they felt would do the best job.
WHO ARE THEY?
The students are elected and will be presented to the rest of the school, along with them receiving their official School Council badges. Photographs of each one will also be on the School Council board and this ensures that all children are aware of who they are if they need any advice or have any ideas they would like to be brought up in a school council meeting.