School Council

Welcome to Moat House Primary School’s School Council Page 2018.

Our School Councillors:

  • Lead by example
  • Are good role models
  • Support the school
  • Are amazing learners
  • Are willing to be kind and helpful to others
  • Share information from fortnightly meetings with class mates
  • Help to organise school and charity events

School Council gives pupils the opportunity to voice their opinions, ideas and have an impact on ways in which the school and the environment can be improved and developed. They will be responsible for selecting the charities the school will support throughout the year and informing their class mates and staff of the events. They will listen to children’s issues or problems and raise these as items to be discussed in our fortnightly meetings and also share what is going well around our school.

Two pupils from each class are chosen through an election process, from Year 1 up to Year 6. They hold meetings, led by Miss Wilson, Miss Bradford, Mrs Dolden and Mrs Kriaun every fortnight. At these meetings there is an agenda and any issues are discussed.

Our aim –

  • To create a ‘buzz’ around pupil voice
  • For children to take part in some of the decisions made around our school
  • For children to feel that they can share what is going well and not so well in their learning environment.
  • To support the school to come up with solutions
  • To help children to understand democracy and the importance of communication

School Council 2018/2019:           

At the start of every school year, each class has elected two children to represent their class on Moat House's School Council.  The aim of the school council is to involve pupils in decision making in and around the school. During meetings, the school council discuss any points raised that have been raised within class council sessions and vote on a course of action. 

Class

School Councillors

Class

School Councillors

1EW

Joshua and Alexandra

4HT

Arsema and Ruvarashe

1SP

Rafael and Scarlett

4NL

Olivier and Riyam

2KG

Jan K and Lilymay

5SG

Ben and Amy

2JG

Kara and Tyreece

5SR

Lexi and Tobi

3SH

Michael S and Madison

6JK

Salima and Ayobami

3SP

Kailun and Ella

6CB

Ralph and Aathana

School Council Visit:        

On Monday 19th November, the School Council enjoyed a trip to meet the Lord Mayor at Coventry City’s Council House. They asked the mayor lots of very interesting questions about how the Council runs, and about the office of Lord Mayor. They also got to tour the Council Chamber and sat in the Councillors’ seats, with some children even able to sit in the Lord Mayor's seat! They behaved impeccably, and were a credit to themselves and Moat House School.

Children In Need 2018

The School Council decided to hold a 'gunge a teacher' event to raise money for less fortunate children than ourselves. The fabulous Moat House children emptied their piggy banks in droves to see Mr McIlroy get gunged. Thank you to all of the children and families for all of your support and for the school council for coming up with such a wonderful idea.

Pumpkin  October 2018

Our incredible School Council requested that we organise an event to mark Halloween. After some deliberation it was agreed that children design and carve pumpkins at home with their families and then bring them in for a competition. School Council children agrees that the prizes should be Halloween related. Mr McIlroy one of our Learning Mentor's had the very difficult task of judging the children's efforts. It was wonderful to see all of the pumpkins in and around school. Thank you School Council for organising such a fabulous event and thank you Mr McIlroy for being a wonderful judge.

 

 

 

School Council Trip: 

On Thursday 6th July, as a reward for their hard work, our School Council went on a trip to the Showcase cinema. They went to watch 'Despicable Me 3'. They all thoroughly enjoyed the film and had a brilliant afternoon! Well done to all of the children who represented their classes on the School Council this year, you have done an excellent job!

School Council Trip:

On Monday 3rd October, the School Council visited the Coventry Council House. They travelled there by bus and when they arrived they were greeted with a snack and drink. They then got to meet the Lord Mayor! He gave the children a tour of the Council House, where they even got to see inside his chamber. They also saw pictures of all of the previous Mayors of Coventry. They all thoroughly enjoyed the trip and all of the children represented Moat House excellently!

School Council Trip: 

On Thursday 7th July, as a reward for their hard work, our School Council went on a trip to the Showcase cinema. They went to watch 'The Secret Life of Pets'. They all thoroughly enjoyed the film and had a brilliant afternoon! Well done to all of the children who represented their classes on the School Council this year, you have done an excellent job!

School Council Visit to Castlewood:  

On Monday 9th November, some of our School Council children went to visit Castlewood School. The children met the School Council and took part in one of their meetings. Each school shared the different ways that they celebrate Christmas and then discussed how the two School Councils could work together. The children came up with lots of great ideas, which they are looking forward to implementing. The School Council are hoping to meet with Castlewood School Council again in the near future. 

School Council Trip:            

On Tuesday 6th October, our School Council visited the Coventry Council House. The children were given a tour of the building, during which they learnt all about the history of the Council House. They were able to sit in the Council Chamber, where all of the council meetings are held, and even go inside the Lord Mayor's Parlour. They were also lucky enough to meet the Lord Mayor of Coventry and ask him questions about his important job. The Lord Mayor then presented all of the children with a notebook, bookmark, pen and pencil each! 

School Council Trip to Coombe Park:        

On Tuesday 30th June, Miss Gowlett and 22 members of the school council enjoyed a trip to Coombe Abbey. This was to celebrate the end of their role as a school council member. This year our school councillors have been very busy and have succeeded in raising money for charities, creating links with Castle Wood and setting up the Tuck Shop. On the trip, the children played in the park, explored the woods and enjoyed a picnic in the sun. 

School Council Visit to Castlewood:

On Monday 9th March our KS1 School Council members went to visit Castle Wood School. When we were there we met their lower school council and talked about the different things we do. It was great for our children to visit another school and they all represented our school brilliantly. We can't wait to invite them to our school next time!

How does the School Council at Moat House work?

School Council gives pupils the opportunity to voice their opinions, ideas and have an impact on ways in which to help improve school, the school environment and involve the local community. It also helps with the conservation of the wider environment.

Two pupils from each class are chosen through an election process, ranging from Year 1 up to Year 6. They hold meetings, led by Miss Gowlett and Mrs Kriaun every fortnight. At these meetings there is an agenda and issues are discussed.

It is the responsibility of the school councillors to then report back to their classes. Pupils’ responses and opinions are valued and taken seriously as they can have a great impact on the running of the school.