Meet our School Councillors
We intend to ensure that pupils are comfortable, happy and safe at Addison. The school council helps to achieve this by listening and respecting everyone’s ideas and opinions. We, teaching staff and pupils alike, tenaciously work together as a team to help our school live up to its ideals to be a more delightful place. We discuss many an idea and evaluate what is ultimately in the best interest for Addison. In addition, we work strenuously to support everyone (especially if they have any issues with our school). We will continue to create exciting challenges/activities for us all to do.
How does the School Council work?
- Class council officials will be nominated and voted in by their class mates – they should not be chosen by their teachers.
- Elections should be held half-termly.
- The Chair will lead meetings
- An ‘agenda’ (either a whiteboard or laminated sheet of card) will be on the wall throughout the week with a whiteboard pen easily accessible.
- Throughout the week children will write down any issues, concerns, worries or ideas that they wish to discuss at the class council meeting.
- At the meeting, the Chair will raise the first item on the agenda and invite the relevant individual to elucidate their viewpoint.
- The Chair will then invite the rest of the class to discuss the matter and reach some sort of resolution.
- The Secretary will then subsequently make note of what has been decided and provide minutes of the meeting.
- If the resolution can be reached by adjusting something in class or by speaking to a member of the leadership team, then it need not be taken to School Council.
Agenda - a list of things to talk about
Councillor - someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council
Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what has been discussed
Motion - an idea for the council to discuss