Why do we have a School Council?
The School Council is an ideal opportunity for children at Herne Bay Infant School to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, children and teachers, because it provides opportunities for all children to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation, as well as an introduction to democracy. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School Council?
We have an active School Council with a boy and girl representative from all classes in Year 1 and Year 2. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year. During the Summer Term one child from each Reception class will join the meetings.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions termly and feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Helen. On occasions Kate Amos from the Governing Body joins our meetings to discuss, share and celebrate in the good work the School council does.