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School Council


From 2018 onwards our School Council members are led by Mrs Swinden.


One School Council members have been chosen by a ballot vote in each class from EYFS to Year 6. 


2020 - 2021

Due to Covid 19 the school council team from 2019-2020 will continue as the team for 2021 as they didn't get the opportunity to complete the full year. 

July 2021

Today our school council held a socially distanced meeting to discuss our next project. We are going focus on rubbish!! We are going to research ways in which we can improve our recycling within school. The first step is to gather pupil voice from our class members. 

UPDATE: Covid 19 (May 2021) - School council meetings are scheduled to re-start next week. We are going to hold socially distanced outdoor meetings.


UPDATE: Covid 19 (January 2021) Lockdown - School council meetings are still on hold due to school closure. 


UPDATE: Covid 19 (September 2020) - We have not been able to start school council meetings up again due to our bubble arrangements within school. Hopefully meetings will be able to re-start in Spring Term.

2019 - 2020

UPDATE: Covid 19 (Mar 2020) Lockdown - School council meetings have been stopped due to school closure. 

Autumn Term 2019

This Term the Project for the school council children is based around editing and improving the behaviour / reward system at our school. The children have done lots of research; communicating with parents, children and staff to look at new ways of praising / rewarding positive behaviour. The children found the that most children wanted to receive a physical reward. The school council children ordered, priced and set up a star shop. All children within school receive stars as a way of acknowledging their good behaviour. The children are then, at the end of each term, able to spend their stars at the star shop - which is run by the school council children. 

2018 - 2019

May 2019 

Today school council met to count up the Ballot box votes. It was a very tricky task with lots of ballot papers. The results were very clear. The children of HCPS have voted 'YES' to changing the policy to allow children to bring juice in their water bottle. The next step is to present our results to the school Governors. 

April 2019

Mrs Whitehead has given the go ahead for us to collect some evidence from the children at school to support the changes we've suggested to the 'water bottle' policy. It has been decided that we will have an official vote using a ballot ox in each classroom. Today we made our ballot boxes for our class. 

March 2019 

Comic Relief - throughout the week leading up to Comic Relief a select number of the school council children were in-charge of selling the red noses to children within our school. This including handling money, giving change and polite manors. The children also decided that the children within school should come in red or red nose day related non-uniform for a donation of £1. The school council children chose some children to appear in the paper for their comic relief efforts.  

February 2019

The children met and presented the ideas and comments from their class regarding the changes to 'the water bottle' policy. The children decided that a lot of children in the school were passionate about this change and decided to take it to Mrs Whitehead to see if change could happen. 

January 2019

The school council met a discussed a list of things they would like to change/improve/develop within our school. The school council children had a lot of ideas but decided on 'the water bottle policy'. The children are going to present their change to their class in a school council lead session and then collect their classes thoughts and ideas.

December 2019 

School council held and led a Christmas Jumper day to help raise money for our school. The money is going to be used to buy new books for the school. 

November 2018

Children in need was a huge success - the School Council children conducted themselves really well. They  judged the competitions we had running today and worked really hard - delivering prices, discussing the winners, collecting the money etc. 

October 2018

The School council members met to discuss what they wanted to do for this year's Children in Need. They discussed it professionally and listened to each other's ideas. After a vote they decided on the follow:

- Pudsey Bear sculpture competition 

- Pudsey Bear fancy dress competition 

- Design a new Pudsey Bear banana competition 

The children also decided to hold a poster competition prior to Children in Need. The winning poster will be sent home as information for parents and displayed around school. 

September 2018 

Each class has had an election within their class. The candidates interested in being in the school council rep for their class had to prepare a pitch/speech to persuade their class to vote for them.