Our Values

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Our Values

Meadows Primary School and Nursery

School Council

Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12

At Meadows we are incredibly proud to have pupil representatives that take part in regular School Council meetings and represent the views of all of our children. The School Council works to make improvements to the school and they are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.

Through class council meetings, all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates. In order to reach a democratic solution, wider issues that arise, are then discussed further in committee meetings with representatives from different classes.

At Meadows Primary School and Nursery
our School Council have a clear mission:

‘Working on behalf of our Meadows friends
to improve our school and community.’

Our School Councillors

 Who are our School Councillors?

Democratically elected, children in Years 2 to 6 vote for two new representatives per class at the start of the school year.

A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in or concerned by. They listen carefully to their peers and think about what will make Meadows magnificent. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings by discussing the agenda and sharing the minutes.

What impact does the school council have?

Our school council does a number of things which bring positive impact to our school: 

  • The School Council meets to discuss and sort out issues. These may include pupil concerns, school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. Adults listen to these concerns and ensure they are shared with the correct adults and actions put in place to make things better.
  • Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, fundraising etc. 
  • School Councillors are called upon to assist in the implementation of school improvements e.g. new playground equipment will be agreed by the School Council and its install monitored by them.

 What will our School Council do this year?

This is our long-term overview for the 2023–2024 academic year. These are the goals we hope to accomplish in order to help our peers and to develop as a team.

Autumn 1

Learn about our roles and duties as a School Council.

To introduce ourselves in assemblies and remind pupils of the School Council responsibilities.

To help fundraise for Children in Need with ‘Bake Sale’ and raise money for a local charity and school funds.

Autumn 2

To help the ‘Friends of Meadows’ promote the School Christmas Fair and hold a stall.

Spring 1

Create Chinese New Year display in hall to raise awareness for 10th February 2024.

Spring 2

To help the ‘Friends of Meadows’ organise and hold a Mother’s Day shop to help raise funds for school and local charity.

Create Ramadan display in hall to raise awareness for 10th February 2024.

To organise an Easter egg design competition.

Help support Y2 & Y6 with wellbeing strategies for SATS week.

Summer 1

To help the ‘Friends of Meadows’ organise and hold a Father’s Day shop to help raise funds for school for 16th June 2024.

Summer 2

To help the ‘Friends of Meadows’ promote the School Summer Fair and hold a stall.