At the beginning of every academic year every class in Key Stage One decide who they think would be the best representatives for our school council. We do this by firstly volunteering for the role and giving a short speech to the rest of the class as to why we would be the best person for the job. All the children who volunteer are then voted for by the rest of the class. This is usually done in secret by lining up behind the volunteers; whoever has the most children lining up behind them is our new school council member. Each Key Stage One class elects three children and then in the Spring term the Foundation 2 classes each elect 2 members.
We meet a few times every half term to talk about what we have been learning about and whether all the children are following our Banks Road 'Brilliant' expectations. We also discuss other issues such as the playground, how we can help our local community, and what we can do to make our school an even better place! Every half term we have the opportunity to attend a school parliament meeting at other schools in our locality. This is a great opportunity to talk to other school council members and listen to their ideas. We also do joint community ventures such as litter picking around Toton and Stapleford parks.
This year we have a School Council notice board in the school hall which will tell you all about our meetings and things we would like to achieve. We hope you will all have a look at it when you are in school. Each term we write a letter to our Governors to tell them what we have been doing and how we've been helping to make our school better.