Our School Council is a great way to help our pupils gain self-confidence, to consider what is important to them and to enable them to feel that they have a say in how their school is run.

Each year, the school chooses two pupils from years 1 & 2, two from years 3 & 4 and two from years 5 & 6 to represent them on our School Council. The Council meets regularly to talk about what they are enjoying at school and any recommendations they have for improvements to their day, the school and their experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

The two eldest pupils also have the opportunity to meet with their counterparts from other Rushcliffe Schools at the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance Pupil Parliament, held on each term at Nottingham County Hall.

They loved their visit earlier this month and have written about it below:

“We feel important being on the School Council & being part of the Pupil Parliament. It’s great to think that we can make a difference. At school, the Council talks about what we can do for charity events like Children in Need and at the Pupil Parliament we talked about even bigger issues like crime prevention and improving our parks and leisure centres.”

Mr Guilder would like to thank Caroline Marlow – a co-opted governor & the link governor for Personal & Social Development – who attends the Pupil Parliament along with the children.