Hockliffe School Council
The School Council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to get involved in the way the school is run.
Each September everyone is given the opportunity to put their name forward to be on the School Council. Usually two pupils from each year group are elected through a ballot system. At the first meeting a committee is set up consisting of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Publicity Officers.
At each meeting follows an agenda led by the Chairman. Minutes are taken by the secretary and a treasurerís report is recorded. Jobs are allocated and times are set for events. The publicity officers are then responsible for preparing and displaying information relating to forthcoming events.The school council has also have events to raise money for the school. In the past they have purchased a large ride on vehicle for Class 1, a Friendship Bench for the playground and several musical instruments.
Being a member of the School Council is a fun and rewarding responsibility providing confidence and skills for the future. However its success relies greatly on the support and enthusiasm they receive from all school pupils, parents, carers and staff. The School Council is always interested in fresh ideas and viewpoints and welcomes suggestions from all.
School Council is always keen to support charities outside of school and organise fun events like discos and mufti days to raise money for charities like Children in Need, Red Nose Day and Sports Relief.
The School Council has also been involved in the interview process for new members of staff; their comments are a valuable part of the final decision.
The council meets during lunch breaks on a regular basis with a teacher present to discuss ideas suggested by all pupils and staff. These can concern issues such as the school environment, safety, behaviour, and learning opportunities