The Grange Primary SchoolPupil Voice
Our school council are elected each year through a formal election process consisting of children from year 1 to 6.The children that would like to be appointed give a short presentation to their class; this is followed by a ballot choosing a captain and vice-captain from each class as representatives. Key Stage 2 pupils take on the roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. They minute take all meetings.
These representatives attend regular council meetings. They discuss a variety of ideas, views and concerns that have been expressed to them by their classmates.
Projects are brought to the school council by staff members for consideration, all matters are open to debate by the council and are often taken back to their own class for collection of viewpoints so a final decision can be made by the council.
Over the past few years we have:
- Assisted in appointing Teachers, Learning Assistants and Lunchtime Supervisors
- Held charity days and events to raise money such as the Brain Tumour Charity and Save the Children
- Met with and our interviewed local
- Arranged whole school competitions
- Organised enterprise opportunities
- Liaised with the School Buddy Mentors and Mini Mentors (challenging bullying)
- Attended a Breakfast Meeting at Forest Pines
- Supported the planning of the new school building
- Helped to organise and bury the school time capsule
- Raised funds to develop the playground markings and activities
TGPS School Council is led by Mrs Mortimer
Subject representatives (one per subject) are selected in each year group per subject. Children are selected not only based on their academic ability but also for their passion and knowledge about specific areas of learning. We aim to give children extra responsibility in order to promote independence and a love of the subject. Subject representatives provide a pupil voice to subject leaders, therefore allowing subject leaders to understand teaching and learning from a child’s point of view. There is a subject representative for all core and foundation subjects plus an eco warrior. These pupils actively engage in lessons and support peers. For example, geography representatives assist class teachers in the delivery of Oddizzi assemblies. Subject representatives are expected to be positive role models to children throughout the school, this is evident through the computing representatives who raise the profile of internet safety. Another element of this role is supporting curriculum days, workshops and events. An example of this is the design and technology and PSHE representatives supporting the baking and selling of cakes at a charity coffee morning.