Little Dewchurch Primary is very proud of its fantastic school council. In the last few years the Council has really grown in strength and confidence and has had some remarkable achievements.The School Council is run and led by the children supported by a member of staff, and takes an active role in making decisons and suggestions on behalf of the children in the school.
How we work Each year group is represented by two children who are elected by their classmates to represent them at School Council meetings. Each class elects a Chairperson and Secretary to give structure to the class council meetings and to take note of any ideas and queries. The two class representatives then feedback at School Council meetings. Each class has a School Council folder that is used to keep records of class council meetings. The class representatives bring this folder to the School Council meetings. The School Council also has a Chairperson and Secretary who guide the meetings so that all the representatives have a voice. A record of what is discussed at each meeting is kept and fedback to the classes through their elected represntatives and the agenda is set for forthcoming meetings. We hold regular whole school assemblies to keep the whole school informed and they can also raise any concerns or issues. We have several noticeboards around the school and in the playground.
Inclusion for all children All children attending our school have a voice in our School Council. No child is excluded from participating and contributing to School Council. All children from Years 2-6 take part in the class council meetings and any child can put themselves forward as a chairperson, secretary or class representative. No child is ever removed from a class council meeting to take part in another activity. The younger children in Reception and Year 1 attend the regular whole school assemblies and take part in any activities that we organise.
On Thursday 29th March, the school council donned their flourescent tabards and ventured into the village on the hunt for rubbish. The Parish Hall car park, village green, playground and the roads in between were stripped of any litter. We gathered about three bin bags with a variety of wrappers, cans bottles and packets - we even found an old belt! Let's hope everyone tries to use the bin in the future.