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, at council meetings. 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 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:-
Katie,James, Sienna, Haylee, Jayson, Ruby and Hudson (year 1)
Amelia, Jake, Sophia, Tommaso, Bethal and Gracie (year 2)
Jessica, DJ, Maisie and Riley (year 3)
Taylor, Gracie-Mae, Eva and Alfie (Year 4)
Sam, Annie, Elizabeth, Maisie and Ethan (year 5)
Ethan, Sasha, Anessa and Oliver (year 6)
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.