We have an active School Council which provides all children with a voice in matters that really do affect their time at school, whether they are educational or social.
The Council consists of a boy and girl from each class who are elected at the beginning of the school year. It is also attended by a staff and a governor representative. At these meetings the children discuss their class’s ideas, concerns or suggestions for the school.
The Council at Willand School is taken very seriously and their minutes are presented each term at Governor’s meetings. At the end of the school year the Chair and Vice Chair attend a full Governor’s meeting and present a report on the work of the Council from the children’s perspective.
Some of the most recent changes that the School Council have brought about include:
- a rota system for entry into the dining room at lunchtime
- the provision of additional play equipment at break times
- the organisation of fundraising events and choice of charities to be supported by the school during the year.
They have also liaised with the Parish Council to organise:
- the installation of a dog bin in the park adjacent to the school
- conducted a survey of the children to consult on whether to invest in play equipment in the parks or maintain the annual Christmas lights in the village.