The school council is made up of representatives from each year group. The pupils are elected by pupil votes. Each year in the Autumn Term, children are given the opportunity to stand for their year group. The council is made up of a Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer from Year 6, along with representatives from each year group.
During the Autumn Term new representatives are elected to the school council. There is also the opportunity for anyone on the previous years' council to reapply for one position to ensure continuity.
The School Council aim to meet weekly and share information with each other on their Google Classrooms School Council Page.
Over recent years the School Council have taken part in a number of activities ranging from: supporting a second-hand book sale, being elves at Christmas to sort Christmas cards and most importantly disseminating information to the class that they represent. Members of the School Council have organised cake sales and are a vital part of running poppy and merchandise stalls during the week of Remembrance.
We use ‘Picture News’ for class worship and this focuses weekly on a key question from current affairs. This information is displayed in all year group areas and each class representative has the ‘job’ of organising this display and reminding their class to add their views each week.
Before the last General Election all pupils at St Thomas’ (CE) Junior School took part and voted in a school ‘mock’ General Election. All year groups studied the party manifestos and made an informed decision on which party they would like to see in power in Westminster. This is something we would like to repeat whenever the opportunity arises.
Previously, in the summer of 2018 the School Council were invited to the Houses of Parliament in London by our local MP and we would love to visit again at an appropriate time in the future. The School Council organised a cake sale and collected over £233 and in combination with support from local charities and donations from local business the entire trip was funded for all.