Welcome to Ghyllgrove Primary School Council
The Department of Education (DE) is keen to support all schools to have structures in place which allow pupils to have a real say in issues that affect them and to know that their opinions count. There are a number of ways in which schools can choose to help achieve effective pupil participation. One way of supporting this is by having a school council.
Here at Ghyllgrove Primary School we have a student council which meets one per half term with Miss Wakeford to discuss issues raised in class. A school council is a formal group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views.
Having a school council is so important to our children here at Ghyllgrove Primary School because it develops our children in so many different ways. It enables them to have a stronger sense of membership within the school community. They feel more positive about school and being part of the school council helps builds their confidence. They will also build a stronger sense of respect and self-worth, making them feel positive about themselves and others around them. We also believe it enables them to improve their speaking and listening skills which can support them successfully manage a variety of different situations at school and these skills can also help support their own learning.
Having a school council provides us with a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. In addition to this it is an important and useful way for us to provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils.
Our School Council members this year are:-
Class 4 – Paige & Hamilton
Class 5 – Ethan &Ella
Class 6 – Dougie & Millie
Class 7 – Lexi & Oliver
Class 8 – Bella-Rose & Joseph
Class 9 –
Class 10 – Winner & Noah
Class 11 – George & Nataliya
Class 12 – Lilliana & Lukas
Class 13 – Emeli & Ridas
Class 14 – David V & Alessia
Class 15 – Niamh & Jakub
Class 16 – Lilly & Frankie
Class 17 – Fran & Henry
Class 19 – Albert & Kimi
Class 20 – April & Kaiden
Our Sports Leaders
Our team of sports leaders help support and lead lunch time activities on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds.These games include cricket, football, basketball, skipping, scooter boards and a free zone. Depending on the time of year the activities change with input from sports leaders deciding on what activities the children would like to play.
The sports leaders role is also to help run intra-school competitions. Previously, we have competed to see who is the fittest class in the school as well as our own mini school Olympics.
We have a head sports leader who is chosen each half term. They earn this by being a good role model to all children and also fulfilling all their sports leaders duties. Sports leaders also earn points, these points are then converted into certificates but also earns them the opportunity to become head sports leader.