School Council

What is a School Council?
We are a group of pupils elected by our fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with our Executive Head Teacher and our Head of School and governors in our school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff. To be effective, the school council must:
• Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible
• Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
• Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views
• Make things happen – or explain why they can’t! In an Effective School Council:
• elections are fair and open
• everyone is represented (e.g. through co-options)
• there are different ways for people to give their views (e.g. class time, suggestion boxes, questionnaires, focus groups…)
• training is in place
• there is effective communication so that people know what happens to their suggestions and ideas
• you see results!
Please see the link below from Newsround to find out more about School Councils: School council projects So far this year we have looked at a number of issues in school and have/will be organising many projects including:
• The use of pumps in school
• World book day • Sports Relief
• Tuck shop within school
• Race for life We work together with Mrs Cope and Mrs Worthington to arrange different events and to come to put forward the pupil voice on important issues in school.

School council are taking ownership of creating a brand new 'wild area' in the school grounds. All members of school council recently visited the forest school in Doncaster to gather ideas and get inspiration for the project. It was a great afternoon of den building and toasting marshmallows!


Dear Parents / Guardians,


As you may already know, Friday 18th November is this year's BBC Children in Need Day. Our school is excited to be joining with many others around the UK to participate in the fundraising programme, the Big BBC Children in Need Spotacular, with Lloyds Bank.


The Big Spotacular will help your child learn about the lives of disadvantaged children across the whole of the UK, whilst developing skills like communication, teamwork and decision-making. Lloyds is supporting BBC Children in Need this year with lots of different tools and resources to help us with our fundraising, including lesson plans and videos. The children will access these during forthcoming assemblies.


On Friday 18th November children are invited to wear spotty-themed fancy dress/onesies/outfits to school in return for a £1 donation.



Let’s make a big difference to the lives of children in the UK.


Thank you for your continued support.


The School Council and Mrs. Fox.

Children in Need day November 2015
What a fabulous day we all had on this year's Children in Need day! We arrived in our pyjamas and had great fun doing lots of activities to raise money for people in our country who really need it! We later found out that the money we raised contributed to the massive £37 million which has been raised by fundraisers, just like us, all across the country! Well done to everyone!
In 2014/15 School Council have worked on many projects so far.
Cancer Research 2014
We had a school 'Wear it pink' day in support fo breast cancer UK. Children from all classes made bunting and pink decorations to turn the school pink. We sold pink buns and wore pink and raised a lot of money for this very worthy cause.
Red Nose Day 2015
We held a bun sale and children were encouraged to come to school in non uniform or dressed 'undercover'.  Children also took pictures of themselves to enter into our 'Silly Selfie' competition. We had some great disguises and selfies and managed to raise over £400 for charity.
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Race for Life

School council were a part of the first Southfield Primary Race for Life. They decorated the field and helped promote the event. Our first Race for Life was very successful and raised a lot of money for Cancer Research.

Enterprise Week

School council helped KS1 with this year’s enterprise. They conducted questionnaires to check on demand and assisted the year 1’s in their marketing and organisation. A big thank you from lower school.