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
Daisy & Reggie
Freddie & Louisa
Belle & Joshua
Isla & Finley
Oliver & Sofia
Katie & Tianming
Evie & Lucas
Bella & Noah
Callum & Hadicha
Henry & Mia
Harleen & Adi
Owen & Ella
The Chairperson/Vice Chairperson help lead the meetings and go through the agenda.
The School Council are responsible for deciding what they want to focus most of their work on. We have narrowed it down to a few projects, which will be discussed and final decisions will be made in Autumn 2.
School Council 2016-2017:
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?