At Foster’s we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings. This is in place where pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. All pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise in class are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.
School Council pupils are nominated and then voted for by their classmates. They are not chosen by their teachers.
Foster’s School Council
Charlie & Hollie
Lily-Mae & Albie
Scarlett & Mackenzie
Martha & Aryan
Lacey & Max
Daniel & Daisy
Morgan & Harry
Ruby & Kamil
Yodi & Mary
Elliot & Sanika
Kiefer & Keira
Molly & Tolu
The Chairperson/Vice Chairperson help lead the meetings and go through the agenda.
The School Council decided earlier this year that they wanted to focus most of their work on raising money for the less fortunate. They identified the charitable causes that they felt were most deserving and relevant to our school.
For CHILDREN IN NEED, pupils chose which merchandise they thought would raise the most money, and stayed behind after school to sell it to the families of Foster’s. They advertised the event with posters around the school and set up a SPOTACULAR fancy dress event. They were very pleased to raise a fantastic £918.57!!!
Another big event was RED NOSE DAY. The School Council helped order a huge batch of red noses and sold them around school. They also had the great idea of a CRAZY HAIR DAY to help raise more money. In total we raised an excellent £620.22.
They have thought a lot about the wellbeing of staff and pupils, and decided to source and print out inspirational quotes to help motivate us all throughout the day. This was one of our favourites:
School Council reps have worked with our catering team, Harrisons. They completed a questionnaire about the quality of lunchtimes, including what they like and what can be improved.The School Council have been keen to get involved in debates, discussing issues such as: Should we have a school uniform? Should we do homework? And should we go to school at the weekend?