WJPS School Council is comprised of councillors from every Y3 –Y6 class, elected by their peers. In addition to representing their own class, all Y4, 5 and 6 school councillors also represent a KS1 and Reception class. They represent the views of all of our pupils and allow them the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of our school community.
Each councillor attends regular school council meetings. This gives the children a voice in decision making and allows any concerns to be discussed. Any issues raised are reported to the Head Teacher or relevant member of staff. School Council are involved in developing procedures and routines, improving attendance, suggesting improvements in health and safety and other aspects of school life. They also work with staff to enhance areas of school e.g. playground.
As part of our wider curriculum, our councillors have been involved in projects in our local community, such as our Santa For a senior project, as well as organising activities for national events such as Children in Need and Comic Relief.
Nick Brown Visit
On Monday School Council welcomed Nick Brown into our school. Nick has been MP for Newcastle East since 1983 and was also a West Jesmond school governor in the 1970s. He had a tour of our school and then the School Council put questions to him in the conference room. He was asked about everything from his day to day life as an MP, his childhood aspirations, his greatest achievements in his career; to his thoughts on the bigger issues such as Climate Change and Brexit.