Welcome to our School Council Page!
At Windmill, we are proud to have all our voices heard, respected and valued. We believe it is very important for ALL children to have a voice and know that their views and opinions count.
Our School Council is a fantastic group of pupils from Years 2-6 who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views. School Councillors are part of something called ‘Pupil Voice’, which is how we contribute to the decision making within our school. School Council is in place so that pupils at Windmill have a voice and are involved in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching democratic solutions. Pupils at Windmill know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Each class at Windmill elects a class representative for the School Council for that whole year and meet regularly. They then feedback to their class to let them know what has been discussed and decided.
‘Pupils enjoy positions of responsibility, such as serving on the Eco Council, Sports Council and School Council, and explain that this is a way of being democratic at their school and ensuring that everyone’s views are heard.’ (Ofsted, 2019)
Why do we have a School Council at Windmill?
– To ensure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
– To discuss and raise important and relevant issues.
-To develop exciting projects that will improve our school.
-To impact on our local community through charity events.
Windmill’s School Council aims to encourage our children to:
– Develop ambition and responsibility to make the most of their abilities.
– Prepare them to play a dynamic role as citizens using collaborative skills to bring the school together.
– To celebrate the diversity of ideas at Windmill and respect the differences between people.
– Develop good relationships and listen to opinions and ideas of those around us.
-Take responsibility for their school and understand that they can make a difference.
-Understand how democracy works and why it is one of the fundamental British Values.
We have a Prime Minister and a Deputy Prime Minister who lead the School Council
Our Prime Minister, Nahi Md, leads the School Council this year. He is also overseeing a special project this academic year – to create a prayer room for the Y5 and Y6 pupils.
Our Deputy Prime Minister, Jasmine Pensome, also helps to lead the school council. She is also overseeing a special project this academic year – to start a reward system where children get books in return for special tokens they have earned.
Our School Councillors for the 2023-2024 school year are:
Amelia (Year 2)
Harvey (Year 2)
Alassane (Year 3)
Mikey (Year 3)
Abbas (Year 4)
Samia (Year 4)
Great Year 5)
Aaliyah (Year 5)
Jannat (Year 6)
Alishba (Year 6)
We hold regular meetings with Miss Green throughout the year.
Below you will find a PowerPoint that the School Council presented to the Governing Body:
School Council has been learning different Makaton symbols in our meetings to then share with our classes. This helps us to communicate with children of all needs and keeps it consistent within the school. Here are the videos of some Makaton symbols below that we have been learning – can you try them at home?
New Dinners Menu 2023/24
A new dinners menu was created by Gizmo after discussing and reflecting with School Council about the food on the menu. The School Councillors had a discussion with their classes to determine how they felt about the menu and if there were any changes or improvements that could be made. The changes that School Council suggested to Gizmo were made (more vegetarian options, all day breakfast and hot dogs) and the councillors were very pleased to see the opinions of all were considered and actioned.
Christmas Jumper Day December 2023
School Council helped to organise, spread awareness in classes and raise money for the Save the Children charity. As a school, we raised £199.82.
Well done Windmill!
School Council helped to introduce the book ‘Every Child a Song’ to classes on International Day and explained the UN and the Rights of a Child and why this is important to learn and be aware of.
In our first meeting we decided on the poems that would be explored on National Poetry Day, choosing which poem we felt our year group would enjoy the most.