School Council

Welcome to the Whiston Willis
School Council website page!


At Whiston Willis, every class in Year 2 through to Year 6 have a School Council representative. We hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. We also come up with ideas for raising money for charity and for the school and often act as the judging panel for school competitions.

The School Council members will regularly meet to discuss the views and ideas of pupils at Whiston Willis. These discussions are then fed back to the rest of school through this website page, classroom discussions, assemblies and the School Council notice board which is situated by our KS2 school hall.

Mrs Halsall also shares many of the issues raised with the teachers in staff meetings.
 

If you are a child who goes to Whiston Willis, don't forget that you can put forward your suggestions about how to improve our school in a number of ways:-

 

  • Speak to a School Council representative and they will jot your comments down in their 'Council Comments' log book which they will then take to the next meeting.
  • You can also write down your idea on a slip of paper and post it into your class 'Class Comments' box. Your School Council representative will then bring this to the next meeting.

Our School Council are all elected by their fellow class members to play an active role in developing our school community and ensuring that all pupils have a voice.

News

The School Council have conducted a vote with all the children across school to identify our school charities of choice for the year. It was decided that we wanted to continue to work hard to support the James Greenop Foundation and participate in nationwide events like Red Nose Day but we wanted to identify some other charities that we would support throughout the next year.

After some thought about who we have supported last year and wider research, the School Council decided to conduct a vote to consider  Children in Need  and The WhiteChapelCentre a leading homeless charity in Liverpool as our charities of choice.

All children were provided with a ballot paper and asked to discuss the charities with their families at home.

  • Children in Need (30% of the vote)
  • School Council members agreed within our fortnightly meetings that the  WhitechapelCentre for homeless would also be a charity we would support this Christmas.

How you can help support us;

For Christmas we are hoping to fill shoe boxes with essential items for individuals who find themselves homeless and alone this Christmas. We are sending out a letter of items we hope to gather and deliver to WhiteChapelCentre by Friday 14th December.

For Children in Need we will be selling pins and wristbands and also holding a make a smiley biscuit activity for each class. A £1 donation is required to take part.

We are always looking for great ideas to help raise money for our children and the wider community. Please get involved by letting us know your thoughts and ideas.

School Council Update December 2018.

We have had a successful Autumn term organising our Children in Need Day and also supporting our chosen charity, TheWhitechapel Centre. The whole school worked together to raise more than £250 for Children in Need and filled more than 25 shoe boxes to help the homeless this Chrisitmas. All up to date news and events are on Mrs Halsall's twitter feed, @mrshalsall02.Please look at our gallery pictures also.

We will soon be up and running with our new, Smart School Council' which aims to get every pupil in our school engaged in the decision making. We will be one of 360 schools across the UK using this new approach. We will hold  regular class meetings that include every pupil in the school and also promote 'action teams' later next term to ensure students lead the change across school and perhaps start up clubs to share their passion.

My role will be to guide the children but not run the council. I am very excited to see the children become empowered and grow in confidence.

Kind Regards

Mrs Halsall and School Council

 

 

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Call and speak to either

Mrs Joyce Jones

on 0151 477 8270

Whiston Willis Community

Primary School, Milton Avenue

Prescot, L35 2XY

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