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School Council - Achieving the Net Zero Target

This year the School Council have been thinking about how we, as a school, can achieve the net zero target. The Net-Zero 2050 is a new initiative of the European Climate Foundation and the UK has set this as a target.

We have been working hard thinking about ideas we can implement. We took part in a competition and our entry was recognised as a "Highly Commended Submission", you can see the details of the competition here:
We will be conducting a meeting with Mr McConnell to discuss how we can bring the ideas presented in the video to life in school.

What is a School Council?

  • A school council represents the views of all pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
  • A school council helps to make changes and improvements, and tries to make the school a nicer placer for everyone.

Election Process

  • At Cloverlea, every class in Key Stage 2 chooses two representatives to be members of the school council.
  • Voting for council members takes place at the beginning of the school year.
  • Before they are voted for, nominees have to give a speech to their class explaining why they want to be on the council.

What makes a good school councillor?

A School Councillor needs to be able to:

  • speak out
  • take their role seriously
  • put across good ideas
  • care for others
  • be a good role model who can be trusted
  • be reliable
  • keep to the subject
  • show enthusiasm

What will our school council do?

We will hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. The Councillors will present the views of their classmates. They will provide feedback in a number of ways:

  • through the school website
  • in class discussions and assemblies
  • using the School Council noticeboard.

The school council also meet with the school governors to discuss their plans for the year ahead.

What could they change?

There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with. Here are some examples:

  • Behaviour
  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes
  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
  • Equipment for our playground
  • ICT equipment/suggest apps for iPads
  • School environment – Litter – Recycling
  • Raise money for charity
  • Improve our classrooms
  • Help to organise special events/competitions
  • Help shape our curriculum

How do pupils contribute their ideas?

If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council:

  • Speak to a school council representative.
  • Post your ideas in the suggestion box which will soon be on the noticeboard or hand them to your class councillor.