Our School Council consists of pupils who have been elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. The School Council was originally set up at Lady Barn House School in October 2008 and has gone from strength to strength.
In September each year, infant and junior classes elect a representative to be a member of the school council. This is a very democratic process with candidates preparing an election speech!
A good councilor is a patient listener who can retell something at the request of another person. They speak up for other people who may be too shy or afraid to speak for themselves. They represent everyone, not just their friends. They are able to take turns and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to say their piece.
Councilors are observant and understanding and respect the opinion of others. The school council meets every half term, with a teacher present, to discuss and sort out ideas or problems raised by their class. Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out any suggestions that have been agreed during a meeting.
The School Council has made a significant difference, by giving our children a voice. It has given them the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. The School Council helps to make the school a more positive and harmonious community.
Mrs T Lochery – School Council Coordinator