What is our School Council?
Home Farm Primary School has a School Council which provides a forum for pupil voice. The Council meets on a weekly basis and at the first meeting elect a chair, secretary and treasurer from within the committee of two children elected by each class.
What does the School Council do?
The class reps. report back to their classes after each meeting and bring to the council any matters to be discussed. These could be to do with school meals, play times etc.
The members of school council have been involved in all of the staff appointments over the past few years. Some interviewees find this part of the day daunting but others say it is very enjoyable. We have never had a child who has not wanted to be part of the process!
Each term four children from the Home Farm School Council meet up with School Council members from 16 other Colchester schools to discuss consortia issues.