Welcome to our School Council.
“Being a school councillor is fun and interesting. We help to make decisions which make our school a more exciting and enjoyable place to learn.”
At Tanfield Lea Community Primary School, the school council is made up of elected children from Y2 to Y6. The councillors are good role models who are interested representing the student voice and views.
The group meet regularly sort out problems and discuss themes such as Charity fundraising events, playtime activities, healthy meals and OPAL.
In recent years, our school council has collaborated with Taylor Shaw ‘Snag’ representatives to, discuss healthy diets, improve the quality of school meals and they have taste tested a variety of foods in order to implement changes to weekly menus.
They have worked with our Head Teacher to discuss staffing applicants, the ethos within our school and have been involved throughout interview processes.
School council are the driving force behind our charity fundraising events, generating initial interest, devising promotional posters and developing innovative themes to inspire their peers.
Our councillors demonstrate good communicate skills. They develop ideas and cascade opinions back and forth between the school council group and their classmates, ensuring that the student voice from within the school community is heard and valued.
Members of school council find meetings interesting and fun, they are able to share ideas, they widen friendship groups and enhance their communication skills. And most importantly…. as a school councillor, they get the chance to participate and contribute in decision making which improves school life for everyone.