At Vicarage Primary school, we respect and value the fundamental British values of democracy and ensure the views and opinions of our pupils are expressed. At the beginning of September, the children elect school council members from each year group. All pupils are invited to stand as School Council representatives and are voted for fairly and democratically by their peers.
Pupils had to prepare a short speech to persuade their class members to vote for them. Some prepared a campaign poster or wrote some notes to help them. Candidates shared them with their classes, giving all their reasons why they would make a great Class Councillor – e.g. full of good ideas, being a good listener or good at organising events. All our candidates were enthusiastic about making our Vicarage School even better place for all.
After they shared ideas with their class, everyone in the class was asked to vote.
The elections for School Council are a good example of democracy; this means everyone in the class has the chance to be involved in deciding who will represent their interest in the school.
We used a ballot box and votes were counted by pupils. Our elections were run just like the General Election that decides who is in government for the country.
The School Council meets fortnightly to discuss issues raised by the children and ideas to help improve our school even further. We believe our School Council are very effective in helping bring about positive changes in the life of our school!
If you have any ideas or suggestions to help improve our school, please see your class council reps, who will bring your suggestions to the school council meeting.
Members of our School Council 2021/22
Orobosa 65, Leonard 6Z, Iman 6I, Niveda 6B
Kamil 5Z, Wafiq 5M, Bahar 5T, Mariam 5R
Jurie 4A, Mirhan 4G, Maryam 4M, Deyaan 4Y
Huryra 3P, Prince 3H, Julie 3A, Samiul 3U
Sheyma 2A, Keyaan 2A, Aadam 2D, Afrida 2B
Visit to City Hall
On the 5th of February the School Council visited City Hall to learn about the work the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, does for the capital.
Here are some pictures from the day.
On Wednesday 6th of March a group of school councillors arrived at Wembley Arena to take part in the UK’s annual WE Day.
The students listened to some inspiring stories from people who survived through their own dark times and told their powerful stories of recovery.
They were also entertained by many famous artists like Tom Walker, Pixie Lott and Jack and Jack.
The indisputable highlight of the day was the on-stage appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are expecting their first child in spring. Prince Harry moved the audience with a rousing speech addressed to all young people who want to make the world a happier and fairer place to live.
School Council collaboration across The New Vision Trust
On the 28th February our School Council went to Gallions Primary School.
Once again we had the opportunity to meet councillors from our MAT Academy schools.
The meeting began with discussions in groups to share work that we have accomplished so far, our challenges and successes.
Afterwards, each school gave a short presentation on our ‘Tackling the Litter’ action, which last year was agreed to be introduced in all our schools.
During the meeting we also had the chance think about future actions.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gallions Primary for hosting such a successful meeting.
School Council News
- School council explore city hall
- Meeting with our head teacher
- Christmas Jumper Day
- BBC Children in Need Campaign
- We Scare Hunger Campaign