The West Drayton School Council is composed of 24 representatives from each class from Years 1-6. Two children are chosen by class vote at the beginning of the year and then they attend fortnightly meetings. The School Council performs 3 main roles;
Firstly, the School Councillors are key players in raising the role and importance of pupil voice, where all children have their say in ways to improve learning and the learning environment at the school. To do this, each half term they check the suggestions from the suggestion boxes placed in their class where their classmates post suggestions that they think will improve learning at the school. After discussing their classes suggestions with their fellow School Councillors, 3 key learning suggestions are carried forward to the Children's Leadership Team, who then select a suggestion to implement as the Learning Improvement Goal during the following half term.
As well as this, the School Council organise a termly fundraising event for the whole school, in order to raise awareness of a variety of important causes and to facilitate the raising of money for these causes. Last year, the school council held a grandparents tea for Age UK and wore their pyjamas for Comic Relief!
Lastly, on a day to day basis, the School Councillors play a fundamental role in their class, listening to their classmates ideas and suggestions as well as collecting views and opinions on important learning issues. Furthermore, the School Councillors share and feedback information from their meetings and coordinate their classes responses, from collecting money for charity to taking ideas for ways to raise money to listening to their classes views on reading at the school.