At the start of each academic year, we learn about the British Value of democracy and run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives from each class to join the School Council. A representative will speak at the council meetings about issues of importance to their classmates. They will also then feedback to their class about what is going on in the Council meetings and any further actions required.
Our School Council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things here at Hollymount School. We look out for things that could be better and meet each half term to discuss how this can be achieved. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things.
School council will meet at least twice every half term. You can view the latest minutes and agenda here
Our School Council is already in place for the forthcoming year, but if you are thinking about putting yourself forward in the future, take a look at the table below…
|Roles and Responsibilities||Personal Qualities|
|Speak on behalf of the rest of your class||A good listener|
|Help to make important decisions.||Approachable; that is someone that other people feel comfortable coming up and talking to.|
|Attend regular meetings and sometimes give up your own time to do project work.||Cheerful and enthusiastic|
|Listen and take everyone’s comments seriously.||Responsible|
|Report back to your class all of the decisions that the council makes.||Helpful|
|Peer on Peer mentors||Fair, respectful and supportive of peers|
|Respectful of other people’s ideas|
|Implement the school’s Core Values of: Proud to be me; Enjoy Learning, Achieve Success and Respect for the World.|
Our focus in School Council at the minute
The School Council have been working collaboratively on Peer on Peer abuse. The council have met numerous times, during the Autumn Term, to discuss how best to communicate to all children that we have a zero tolerance approach to any kind of abuse. Peer mentors are always on the playground to support their peers. If you would like to ask further questions about this, please ask a councillor or Mr Atkinson.
During the second half of the Autumn term, the School Council participated in Anti-Bullying week to raise money for the Anti-Bullying Alliance. We raised over £100:00. We did this by purchasing Anti-Bullying Bands and carrying-out an annual ‘Odd Socks Day’. Throughout this week, the children of Hollymount School, worked very hard to complete a guide to Peer on Peer abuse and Anti-Bullying. This can be found at the school office.