Crowlees School Council is a group of students from Year 2 to 6 who are elected to represent the views of all pupils. ‘Our school council means that we have a say and our voice is always heard.’ (Pupil Voice Survey 2019)
Our School Council Representatives for 2019 / 2020
A pupil representative from each class from year 2 to year 6 makes up the school council.
Our representatives this year are:
Year 3: Henry & Edith
Year 4: Oliver & Mariam
Year 5: Milo & Ava
Year 6: Harvey & Natasha
Click on this link to found out about our School Council Representatives School Council Profiles 2019-20
We have regular meetings
We regularly meet with Mrs Dook to discuss the views of our class, arrange fundraisers and feedback any issues in school from a pupil perspective. We have 2 suggestion boxes in school and at every meeting we discuss the forms that have been filled in and see if the suggestions can be implemented in school. After each meeting we are given time to tell our class about our meeting and share any information. This year we helped write the ‘Crowlees Anti-bullying Charter’.
We support charities
We decide which charity events we will support and raise awareness of their work by planning and delivering assemblies. This year we supported ‘Children in Need’ by wearing spotty clothing, doing a Joe Wickes work out and making a donation. We have also raised money for ‘Sports Relief’ by running laps of the playground, collectively we did over 2000 laps.
We Represent Our School
We represent our school in the community. We serve tea and coffee at Parents’ Evening and visit places in the wider community such as delivering Christmas presents to the residents at Knowl Park Care Home. In November we went to Huddersfield Town Hall to meet the Mayor Mumtaz Hussain, we got to sit in the council chambers and ask him questions about how the council supports our local area. On our return we did a PowerPoint with our classes to share what we had found out.
We Conduct an Annual Pupil Voice Survey (December 2019)
As a group we helped Mrs Dook decide on the questions for the pupil voice survey and looked at the results afterwards.
99% of the children from Y2-6 said ‘yes or usually’ to the question…
“The school council do their job of speaking on behalf of the class”
These are some of the comments the children made in the survey
Teachers do their jobs well to help us learn – Jack Y3
School does a good job at keeping us happy and safe – Eva Y4
There are a good variety of clubs so everyone can do what they want to – Emily Y5
I enjoy lessons, the teachers are kind and make me feel safe at school – Olivia Y5
The best thing about our school is that we have teachers you can talk to – George Y6
The survey’s results were shared with staff and governors and they discussed implementing many of the children’s suggestions including having different games in the MUGA, skipping ropes out at playtime and outdoor cooking with Mrs Hardy.