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School Council 2023-2024

School Council


Ensuring that pupil voice impacts on whole school development.


Introducing our School Council


Our children are pivotal in role modelling our values and school expectations of

  • Be kind
  • Be safe
  • Be ready to learn

There are a number of opportunities for this including our School Council, Digital Leaders, Diversity Team, Kindness Team, Peer Mentors and Play Leaders.   These teams play an active part in promoting our school values and feeding back pupil voice to staff.  They also work to educate children across school to be kind, responsible members of the community, stay safe one line and celebrate differences and diversity.  Their roles underpins the work we do as a school to promote the DFE Character Education Guidance and our personal development work. 


Chairs- Kristof & Abbi      Deputy Chair - Eva

Kindness Lead- Emily       Kindness team- Lily & Grace

Diversity lead- Ellis           Diversity team- Imogen & Billie

Digital leader- Tom           Digital leader team- Ben, Jack & Rhys

Pride Lead- Abigail          Pride team- Isabella & Mimi


  • School Council

The School Council is made up of Year 6 children who meet weekly.  Each child wrote and videoed a speech outlining why they should be a member of the School Council.  The school community voted to elect the members of the council demonstrating the British Value of democracy.

  • Diversity Team

Every class has a diversity representative who meet weekly with the School Council Diversity leaders.  During this time, the School Council work with the children to teach them about one of the protected characteristics, what it means and why it is important.   The class diversity representatives then share this back in their class.

  • Digital Leaders

This group runs in the same way as the Diversity Team, however during the weekly meeting with the School Council Digital Leader Team they discuss an online safety tip to share with their class. 

  • Pride Team

These children, again led by the Pride School Council leaders, work together to ensure that our school site is clean, tidy and safe.  They work in teams litter picking during their own time and also visit classes weekly to check there are no safety issues, broken items or other information that needs to be shared with our site manager, Mr Ashford.  Mr Ashford meets the team weekly and also does half termly H&S and environment walks with the children.

  • Kindness Team

These children promote our school motto – Kindness is key.  Weekly, they are responsible for presenting our class kindness certificates and ensure that we always think about being kind to others.  This year, the School Council Kindness Team are striving to achieve the 'Social Impact Schools Award' via Super Kind (click the link for further information). In order to gain this award, every child across school needs to complete at least one social action. There will be opportunities for this throughout the school year and all children will be able to take part in some way.








  • Sustainability Team

The Sustainability Team participated in the Inspiring Leaders Young Leaders conference in September 2023 and from that they have chosen Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger - as their year long project.   Work toward this has included collecting food donations for the local foodbank, Cotgrave Kitchen and organising our Harvest festival contributions.



Sustainabiltiy Pledge 2023 - 2024

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  • Play Leaders and Peer Mentors

These children work to ensure that playtimes and lunchtimes are a positive experience for all children.  Play Leaders lead activities for our younger children and Peer Mentors have been trained to work with children to promote positive play.