Cherry Oak School council is made up of pupils who have nominated themselves to be a member of the group to represent the student voice.
Children take part in elections where the whole school has an opportunity to vote for who they would like to represent them on the school council. The eight children who have the most amounts of votes are elected on to the school council, and will serve their post for one academic school year.
The group meet fortnightly to discuss a variety of topics. It is an opportunity for them to discuss issues raised by classmates, events happening in school. School Council play an important part in contributing to the school improvement plan to ensure the pupil voice is heard.
School Council also assist with the interview process for teaching positions. They devise questions and are a part of the interview panel, giving feedback and opinions on candidates
January 2023 was a very busy month for The School Council as the Labour MP for Selly Oak, Steve McCabe, came to visit the school. In readiness for his visit, The School Council and peers in Willow class wrote letters to Mr McCabe with questions they would like to ask him. On the day of their visit, The School Council met Mr McCabe and presented their questions. One of these questions was enquiring about a day visit to parliament. Mr McCabe was impressed with their enthusiasm and passion for politics and therefore Annie is working hard to organise this!
The school council have successfully planned and implemented a new playground activities rota.
School council recently joined in on a senior leadership meeting where they were given the opportunity to share their opinions on Cherry Oak school! They were eager to share the things they loved most and had some wonderful ideas on what could be improved...watch this space!
School council have been visiting Bluebells class on a Wednesday to join them for lunch! They have been working hard, serving lunches, socialising and helping them when they needed it. They have been excellent role models! Some wonderful bonds have been made and the Bluebells children have really enjoyed having them visit.
School Council are working alongside our P.E. and Physical Lead, Jo Gavin to design a Trim Trail for our Outdoor Learning space. Trim trails are made up of physical equipment such as climbing frames, balance beams, stepping stones, bridges and monkey bars that encourage children to be active in a fun environment. The benefits are numerous and include improving fitness levels, stamina and an over all improvemnt and increased level of gross motor skills.
So far School Council have expressed a range of ideas for equipment that they think everybody would like to use. They have also drawn up their own plans for how they would like to see the equipment set out.