At Putnoe Primary School, we believe it is important for the children to feel part of the school community and have representatives who can feedback and help in decision making.
At the beginning of the year, children in Years 3-6 are invited to apply to be members of our School Council. They create and present their ideas to their class as to why they should be part of the School Council. Each class the votes for which child they would like to be their representative.
All School Councillors wear purple badges with ‘School Council’ written on it. This makes it easier for you to find them around our school.
What is a School Council?
A School Council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with your head teacher and governors in the school. The School Council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils and be involved in planning days to raise money for our school and charities.
As a School Council, we are ready to listen to anyone and will answer any suggestions given. We are all responsible members of our school who care about making the right decisions. We want everyone to be happy and think our school is the best. We involve staff and children to make the best decisions for our school.
What we do at School Council
Every week, on Thursday at 1pm, our School Council has meeting with their advisor, Miss Hancock. They meet in her classroom and discuss the suggestions of pupils. They also organise events throughout the school year, such as Children In Need and Comic Relief. Additionally, School Council regularly presents ideas in our assemblies.
We will be keeping you up-to-date with our meetings and how we are striving to improve the school on here and within school.
Children In Need
For Children In Need this Year, we did ‘crazy hair day’; this was a theme that was voted for by all pupils in the school. Children were allowed to wear their hair as crazy as they liked! We were so impressed with everyone’s effort and raised a total of £525.05!
Red Nose Day
School council’s next fundraising project was Comic Relief! Children wore red and bought in money to buy cakes that were being sold. The school made a fantastic effort: the amount of cakes children brought in was astounding! Red noses sold fast, too! As a school, we made an amazing £818.08!