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
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.