The West Drayton Academy School Council is comprised of 18 representatives, one per class from Years 1 to 6. The children are chosen by class vote at the beginning of the year.
The School Council performs three main functions:
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. They are the fore-runners in administering pupil voice questionnaires which provide teachers with invaluable information about how children feel about their lessons and the curriculum content.
Additionally, 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. They help to run fun charity activities, raising the standing of these within their class and drum up support.
Throughout this academic the School Council is focusing on recycling and being kinder to the environment. The children are encouraging their peers and teachers to use less paper, recycle as and when they can and be more mindful of the environment by reducing our everyday disposable waste e.g. bringing a water bottle into school and taking it home each day to be washed and re-used rather than using it for one day and disposing of it once the day is done.