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Stepney Park School Council

Our council is made up of 22 school ambassadors from every class in years 2 - 6. During our first special day of the year (Speak Out Day), the children learnt about democracy and how important it is for children to have a voice (Article 12). As part of this day, the children who were interested in being an ambassador gave a speech to their class explaining why they would be able to represent their class well. The school council meet every three weeks with David and Sarah who discuss their ideas.

This is how our School Council works to represent their classes:

What has been discussed at the school council this year?

  • The children reported that their classes wanted more non-uniform days. 
    • We discussed why we've had these in the past (raising money for charity)
    • The school council researched future opportunities and decided on raising money for Red Nose Day through a non-uniform day
  • The children reported that more playground equipment would be appreciated in the playground
    • The school council will do an audit of current resources
    • The council will be given a budget to buy new equipment from, based on feedback from their classes
  • The children discussed how we could encourage more responsibility by promoting the use of bins in the playground
    • Posters were created and then displayed at strategic points outside
  • The children were asked (by an SLT member) how to promote the Learning Behaviours at lunchtime
    • 'Dinner Winners' is being discussed where each week there is a winning class based on positive behaviours at lunchtime
    • A competition is being run to design a poster promoting the Learning Behaviours which will be painted onto an outside wall