Welcome to the ACE School Council blog. Here we keep a record of School Council activities and how the ACE pupil voice is heard in the running of the school. If you want to know more about the ACE School Council then read on or see Mrs Whiteley
Today, School Council representatives from Years 4, 5 and 6 were involved in the interview process looking to appoint two new Assistant Heads, one to lead on Maths and the other to lead on Reading.
Eight candidates had been shortlisted and competition for the posts was strong. The councillors had a very difficult job but took on the challenge and were amazing!
Each candidate delivered a presentation that they had prepared entitled ‘My Hero’. The presentations varied dramatically consisting of slides and videos to props and even one candidate making his entrance skating in his roller hockey boots!
The representatives asked the candidates some great questions ranging from
‘Do you have a pet?’
‘What leadership experience do you have?’
‘You already work in this school so what new ideas could you bring to the role?’
KS2 Forest Rangers are about to embark upon a project, they are planning to build an area for children to use and enjoy similar to that pictured above. They need your help though as they cannot decide decide where the best place for it to be located and have come up with three possible locations.
The flat grassed area next to the fort
On the grass between the end of the trim trail and the new path/fence
Near to either of the two grass mounds
Where do you think would be best? Your class School Council Representative will be talking to you about this but if they don’t please let them know where you would prefer.
This morning, Year 6 Class Representatives were involved in interviewing candidates (virtually) for a teacher position.
The prospective candidates delivered a presentation each on their hero and then the representatives had the opportunity to ask questions about their presentations and other others that they had prepared.
Today, School Council representatives have been helping Miss Whiteley to review School’s Fairtrade Policy. Normally the councillors would have met with the Fairtrade Ambassadors but unfortunately this was not possible this time.
This year the election process will be changing slightly as KS2 children will not be submitting a ‘blind’ manifesto for their peers to vote for. Instead any child regardless of if they are in KS1 or KS2 wishing to stand for election will need talk to their class about why they would make a good representative for their class and what changes/improvements they would like to implement in school if they could.