At Chartridge, we have a school council where children and teachers are able to discuss how the school is run and any possible improvements that may be made.
At their first meeting, this year's Council agreed that their role is:
- To make school a better place
- To improve aspects of behaviour
- To ensure that everybody's opinion is listened to
- To try and change anything that needs improvement
- To be a channel of communication between the class and the staff.
Our School Council is made up of two pupils from each class, and they meet with Mrs Beaumont and Mr Alexandre each half term to talk about issues here at Chartridge. Ideas are brought to the school council by the representatives from each class and these are discussed with the whole committee and staff.
These discussions are always very important and children take the opportunity to improve a range of different areas of the school, making it a more enjoyable place for everyone.
As a result of the school council discussions in the past, improvements at the school have included:
- New playground equipment
- New playground climbing apparatus
- Lockers for Upper Key Stage 2
- New benches outside
- New football goals
- Agreed rules for behaviour outside
- Ideas for charity fundraising
The school council has also been involved in interviewing new staff, showing visitors around the school and talking with external agencies about the learning at Chartridge.
Our school council makes a valuable contribution to the daily life at the school and we are grateful to all the children who represent their class on the committee for their energy, dedication and conscientious attitude.
Our School Councillors for 2023-24 are:
You can find minutes from recent meetings here: