Hargrave Park are proud of our very active and engaged School Council.
Our School Council have a strong voice and play a key role in the decision making processes within our school. It is one of the ways in which we promote British values.
Following an intense week of canvasing and making speeches, children and staff go to the polls to elect two children from each class to represent their classmates. Once elected, School Council meet weekly with members of the middle and senior leadership teams to discuss topics and issues within our school and our wider community.
We gather the thoughts and feelings of our peers and ensure they have a voice.
School Council also take part in workshops and projects with children and staff from other schools, as part of the Maamulaha network. We then share the information and learning within our school through assemblies, posters and newsletters.
Already this year, we have delivered assemblies on improving air quality in our community, the importance of e-safety and embracing our social responsibility through charity. We have also visited Islington Town Hall where we made a presentation to Islington Councillors and school councils from other schools in our network.
Together we agreed the following characteristics of an effective school council:-
1 Able to share good ideas
2 Able to work in a team
3 Be committed
4 Be a good listener
5 Be a good role model
6 Be respectful
7 Determined to make my school a better place
The experience of being in School Council has helped me gain confidence in speaking in public. – Leela
This experience will help me to have a brighter future because of the speeches we hear are so inspiring. – Abigail
The trips we go on with the School Council help me to aspire to do more amazing things for our school. – Abbie
Doing things like this helps me to be less shy and better at speaking. – Tara