Our Smart School Council involves the whole school and is a fantastic way to give a voice to every single pupil. It has three core elements - a Communication Team, Class meetings, Action Teams.
Two children are chosen from each class to help run our Smart School Council and get everyone involved. We meet every fortnight to set a question for our class meetings, discuss results of questions, and decide on some next steps to make the changes that we want to see.
Class meetings are short, pupil-led meetings held in every class from Y1-Y6. Members of the Communication Team lead the meetings for their class, and everyone gets chance to have a say. Each meeting is based around a single question that each class discusses in small groups and tries to agree on an answer. Each group then votes then votes using the Class Meeting Tool, ready for the Communication Team to check.
These are small groups, clubs or teams who get together to share an interest, organise an event or try and improve something about the school. Action Teams open up opportunities to any pupil that cares enough to put some effort in. They are a great way to get everybody involved and have some fun!