The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

Welcome to the new website of The Claypole Church of England Primary School, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

School Council

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School Council 2016/17


The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. Our School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.  Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.


Who can be a member of the School's Council?

We have an active School Council with a boy or girl representing their fellow pupils from each class from Year 3 to Year 6.  Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The members then elect a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer.


What do we do?

Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council.

Members meet regularly with teacher representatives and the Head teacher.


What have we done so far?

We have helped organise special event fundraising days such as Children in Need, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Poppy Appeal and Sports Relief and we have also helped generate produce to be sold at the Christmas Fayre.  We have also worked alongside the kitchen staff to develop special themed healthy lunches and with teachers in planning for new play equipment. We have helped the environment by establishing recycling bins in school.  We have recycling bins in classrooms, the staffroom and in the hall at dinner and we are making signs and posters that will help children (and adults) separate what can be recycled and what cannot.  We also help evaluate Collective Worship and feedback to our Head teacher and have encouraged all children to write about a Christian value and display it alongside our values in the hall.  We have most recently been involved with the interviewing of three new midday supervisors.


What are we currently doing?

We have also made a new 'Suggestions' box and encouraged everyone (adults too) to make suggestions of projects and improvements.  One of the recent suggestions was about road safety and traffic congestion outside school - this is something we are very keen to develop with our whole community.


We are a very busy school council and take our work seriously.

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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