School Council Overview
School Council Vision
We feel very privileged to have been chosen by our classmates to represent them as School Councillors for 2019-2020. Our vision this year is to be the voice of the children and work with the teachers and SLT on projects and ideas to help Dane Royd to continue being the best it can be!
We aim to get things done to make our school better.
To find ways to improve our school.
To give every pupil a voice and to make all decision making fair.
Membership and Elections
Anyone at Dane Royd can put themselves forward to be a School Councillor. Our School Councillors are elected through a democratic voting process which take place in each class after prospective candidates have given a speech about their intentions if they were to be elected. We were very impressed at some of the campaign efforts this year! The ballot took place on 14.10.19. The results of the ballot were then announced in the assembly hall and they were each given a School Council badge. The first meeting was held on where we discussed the purpose of the School Council and appointed a Chair, Vice Chair and other key roles.
Our School Councillors for 2019-2020
At Dane Royd, every class from Upper Foundation Stage through to Year 6 have two School Council representatives. For this year’s representatives, please see below.
Class School Councillors:
Upper Foundation Stage – Felix and Cara
Year 1 – Amy and Arthur
Year 1/2 – Keeva and Callum
Year 2 – Henry and Alex
Year 3 – Freya and Easten
Year 3/4 – Milo and Izzy
Year 4 – Phoebe and Tristan
Year 5 – Daisy and James
Year 5/6 – Miley and Harry
Year 6 – Isobel and Stephen
Roles in the School Council:
Chair Person – Miley
Vice Chair – Isobel
Secretary – Daisy
Treasurers – Phoebe and Tristan
Promotions Officer – Izzy
Communication Officers – Stephen and Harry
School Council Meetings
We hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. We also come up with ideas for raising money for charity and for the school and often act as the judging panel for school competitions.
Members of the Governing Body attend our School Council meetings. Each meeting begins with a shared lunch with the children and Deputy Head, Mrs Kendall. We sit down to eat together, as a School Council, preparing our thoughts prior to the meeting.
During the meetings we have a Chair Person who leads the meeting and a minute taker. It is the responsibility of the School Council members to report back outcomes to their class. Sometimes the School Council will lead assemblies to share information with the whole school. We have a School Council noticeboard which is situated by our hall.
How can you help our School Council be the best it can be?
As a child who goes to Dane Royd, don't forget that you can put forward your suggestions about how to improve our school in a number of ways:
Speak to a School Council representative and they will jot your comments down, which they will then take to the next meeting.
You can also write down your idea on a slip of paper and post it to your School Council representative. They will then bring this to the next meeting.
Write down your idea on a slip of paper and post it to Mrs Kendall who will take it to the School Council meeting.
Dane Royd School Council Constitution
The School councillors have contributed to the drafting of a constitution to ensure that our school council runs effectively and successfully and that the guidelines and purpose are clear.