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School Council

Our very active School Council plays a vital role in the life of our school.  It gives all our pupils an opportunity to express their views and to have a say in the decision making that affects their school and the learning environment.

This year's School Council members.

The Council is made up of representatives from each of the Year One and Year Two classes.  In the summer term they are joined by children from EYFS2 

The Council meets weekly and the agenda is agreed upon by the class reps.  Each representative then reports back to his or her class.

This year they have focused on improving our playground, finding out what children  thought, rewriting our playground rules and ordering new lunchtime play equipment. 

The children also know they can influence decisions beyond our school.

If you explore this section you can find out about what our School Council have achieved in the past  and the awards they have recieved. 

Our School Council Constitution

Aims and Purpose of the School Council

The aim of Torpoint Nursery and Infant School Council is to give children the opportunity to express their views and voice their opinion about school life.

Being a council member will enable the children to actively participate in helping to improve the school community.

The council will provide a channel of communication between their peers, teachers, the Head Teacher and the Governing Body.

The School Council will:

* Listen to the views of their peers

* Work together to make our school a happy place for everyone

* Represent their class and school

* Report back to their class

* Be fair and honest

Elections

> An election is held on an annual basis in the month of September

> Every child in school is invited to write and then present their manifesto to their peers.

> Classes will have a secret vote and the council representative will be elected.

> There will be two representatives from each Year Two class, one from each Year One class and EYFS2 representatives will be elected in the Summer Term.

> The Chair and Secretary will be elected by the School Council members.

 

Meetings

> School Council meetings will be held on a weekly basis.

> Meetings will take place at 12.30pm on a Friday afternoon

> Meetings will follow a set agenda which will be agreed with council members before the meeting.