The Birley Primary Academy School Council is a group of children who are elected to represent the views of all pupils in order to improve our school.
Our School Council is made up of 18 members – 1 child from every class in Year 1 – Year 6, who are elected by their classmates.
Jobs of the School Council are to help make decisions in school (such as house point rewards, school lunch menu) and to be the voice of the children by representing the views of all pupils. They are responsible for carrying out the ideas and actions that they have agreed upon.
The School Council meets with Mrs McAughey every 2 weeks to discuss issues and make decisions. These may include such things as: improvements to school and playtimes, ideas for charity fundraising and showing around new members of staff and visitors.
To be an effective group, each child has a different role in the council. We have a Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officers and Class Representatives. They all have different jobs to do and have to work together as a team in order to get things done.
The School Council is an exciting and meaningful part of school and the children who are elected are very proud of their responsibilities. Our School Council do a fantastic job and we are very proud of our children that take part!
School Council Members for this year are:
Year 1 – Ellie and Logan
Year 2 – Noah, Florence and Albie
Year 3 – Tiana, Evie and Jake
Year 4 – Lucas, Corrinne and Isobel
Year 5 – Harry, Freya and Lexi
Year 6 – Isla, Alex and Millie
To download The Birley Primary Academy School Council Vision Statement and list of roles and responsibilities please click here.
Some of our school councillors…. very proud in their role:
Some of the changes we have made so far are:
We have worked with the school cook in order to ensure meals the children like throughout school are featured. We did this by asking our class about their favourite foods and then working with Jayne to put these on the menu. We are happy that we have chicken goujons and gammon when it is our roast dinner day.
We have been working with Sheffield City Council, safer parking attendants and the police on a ‘Good and bad parking scheme’. Councillors have attended our meetings and we have discussed parking around the local area. We have designed tickets that we will be placing onto cars to say well done for parking safely around the academy.
This term we asked all the children in school to vote on their Top Ten favourite things about our school. We created a tally for each class and put all of the results together to create a ‘Birley Top 10’ leaflet. These leaflets are proudly on display throughout the academy and we enjoy sharing them with visitors and new children who join us in order to show them all of the things we love about our school!
We surveyed our class members in order to find out what after school clubs they would like to see adding to what we do already. Children reported that children in their classes were very positive about the amount of clubs we have on offer and really enjoy taking part in them. They like the after school people who run the clubs.
Some ideas from children throughout the academy for other clubs were:
Commando Tom – survival skills
Board game club
As a result of this feedback we have increased the amount of clubs on offer and children are enjoying an engineering club, calligraphy, photography, Sheffield Children’s University – architecture and coming soon a cooking club.