Oakhill Primary Academy

  • Doncaster Rd, Ardsley, Barnsley, S71 5ag
  • 01226 284493
  • 01226 785297

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Oakhill Primary Academy School Council

Selection
There are two children from each Ks2 class that comprise the School Council.  Any class member can choose to stand for election as part of our democratic process.  Candidates consider why they want to represent their class, the skills they possess in order to do a good job and what things they would like to accomplish: they then present to their class!  Children vote for the two candidates of their choice.  Appointees all receive a confirmation of appointment letter with congratulations to take home to their parents.


Roles
The School Council members receive training on the purpose of the Council and can also put themselves forward for additional responsibilities.  They learn about the role of the Chairperson and Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Principal Publicist.  Around the table, candidates speak about their reasons for putting themselves forward and are voted for by their peers.


Training
The Council receives training about how it can operate successfully.  They learn about the use of an agenda, the importance of taking minutes and how to lead a useful Class Council meeting.  They consider the importance of listening, turn-taking and valuing views and opinions that may be different to their own.  Furthermore, members hear about the successful work done by previous School Councils.  The Chair and Principal Publicist visit KS1 classes following the completion of the minutes of each meeting to provide information and collect any further information to pass on in future meetings.


Recognition
The School Council is often requested to undertake particular jobs by the Head of School and Academy Leadership Team.  The School Meals Service has also worked closely with the Council to complement the service they provide.

A display board serves to show everyone photographs of the Council members    
Current School Council Membership and Roles


Roles are:     1 - Chairperson:             Emily Fitzpatrick

2 – Vice Chair:              Kiera Fletcher

3 – Secretary:                Millie Wilson

4 – Treasurer:                Eadie Burton

5 – Principal Publicist:    Melissa Connolly

Publicity Officers:         

Isabelle Hawke, Ava Sedgewick, Daniel Huxley, Lily-Rose Yould, Ewan Hemingway, Cameron Musson, Jamie Hollinworth.

School Council Meeting Membership

2016 2017

 

Elections undertaken during first half-term

 

Class

Reps

Cedar

Isabelle Hawke

Ava Sedgewick

Chestnut

Melissa Connolly

Emily Fitzpatrick

Maple

Daniel Huxley

Lily-Rose Yould

Sycamore

Ewan Hemingway

Eadie Burton

Birch

Cameron Musson

Keira Fletcher

Ash

Millie Wilson

Jamie Hollinworth