Our school council is run using an online platform called Smart School Councils. Smart school council has three main elements: Communication Team, Action Teams and Class Council .
The Smart School Council's vision is to truly make our school a better place to study and learn; and of course, to make Alwoodley Primary a fun, happy school to be a part of. We ask for people’s opinions (pupils and teachers) on how the school is run and by referring to them, we make sensible, yet satisfying changes to the school.
An important part of this model is the communication team. This is led by Miss Hill and Mrs Richardson and a group of Year Six pupils. Pupils had to apply for a role on this team, highlighting their strengths, attributes and ideas they had to develop pupil voice across school. Once recruited, the communication team was formed.
Our members for the academic year 2023-24 are as follows:
As the year goes on, we will allocate specific roles to the communication team members
The communication team meet once a week to discuss and plan ideas that emerge from class council meetings. Pupils can easily approach the communication team who are identified by their blue school council lanyards. Every child across school will get the chance to contribute to their class council meetings.
Pupils across school have the opportunity to develop action teams in order to lead change. They are encouraged to select a staff member to liaise with on their project. The communication team are in the dining hall every Wednesday with their suggestion box talking to pupils across school.
We have progress boards in both halls that are maintained by the communication team. These show the actions we have taken and celebrate successes across the school.
School council has British Values at the heart of everything we do. If you would like more information about our School Council please contact the school directly.