Our School Council

Our School Council

At Poulton Lancelyn we actively encourage our children to share their thoughts about the school and their learning. Our School Council play an important role in ensuring the views of all our children are heard and feedback from our meetings helps our Senior Leaders and Governors know what the children like and how they think we could do things differently. There is a suggestions box in the entrance hall which all our children have an opportunity to use to post comments and suggestions in to help with our work. These suggestions are regularly monitored and ideas fed back during our meeting.

We meet once every two weeks for a “working lunch”. Our meetings last for about 40 minutes. During the session we discuss a range of topics. During last term these have included: curriculum coverage and topics, trips, visitors, behaviour, playground leaders and equipment and the activities included in our school to help promote the children’s rights. The children led an assembly about recycling, encouraging the children to make small changes to have an impact on the world. A newsletter, booklet and competition were sent out to feedback to parents and the local community.

During the Spring term 2017 our local MP, Mrs Alison McGovern spent some time with us. She shared information about how she became an MP and what it is like in Parliament. The children asked her some interesting questions about her role and about politics in general. They also had an opportunity to take part in a small debate and acted out the process of making a vote, just like it is done in Parliament.

During the Summer term our work focused  on an overview of this year’s curriculum in each year group, a newsletter for parents and elections for the new School Council which will take place in July. A final meeting for this year will then take place with the old and new councillors having a chance to work together.