What is a school council?
A school council is group of our pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve Monkshouse School.
How are school council representatives elected?
At the start of each year, each class has the chance to visit the polling station to cast their votes for a school council representative for their class. Prior to voting, candidates share their manifestos with their class to try to win their votes.
What makes a good School Council?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all pupils and gets things done. Many schools have councils, but they are not all successful. These are some things that make a council effective:
- Regular meetings
- A council that is not too big
- Class/Form councils that meet regularly
- Good communication between representatives and their class
2017 – 2018 Monkshouse School Council
Year 1 Miss Pick – Beth
Year 1 Mrs Lincoln – Imogen
Year 2 Mrs Wickham – Kitty
Year 2 Miss Tawn – Alex
Year 3 Mrs Turner/Mrs Harwood – Izzie
Year 3 My Myland – Phoebe
Year 4 Mrs Parker – Eloise
Year 4 Mr Price – Ivy Lane
Year 5 Mr McHugh – Corey
Year 5 Mr Roberts – Brendan
Year 6 Mr Slater – Roni-May
Year 6 Mrs Wheatley – Riana
Statement of Purpose:
Our School Council is an opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. We invite a representative from each class to our fortnightly meetings.
Councillors are voted for by their classmates. A member of the Senior Leadership Team will endeavour to attend each meeting.
It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure they express both their own views and the views of the pupils they represent.
Our School Council will benefit the whole school, both children and adults. We will display photographs of our School Councillors in the school library for everyone to see.
Our School Council will provide opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings to staff as well as influence decisions that are made.
Our School Council will give the children of Monkshouse Primary School the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, communication, community spirit and negotiation.
Above all our School Council will give the children of Monkshouse Primary School a voice.
Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs)
What are JRSOs?
JRSOs help promote road safety issues within the school and local community.
What is the role of a JRSO?
The role of the JRSO is to spread road safety messages to the school community by:
- Giving talks
- Running competitions
- Putting up posters
- Using their own ideas to spread the message
How are JRSOs selected?
At the start of each year, each Year 6 class is asked to elect a JRSO. Anyone who wishes to stand for the role has a chance to talk to their peers about why they would be good at the job and why they should be elected. Classes then vote to elect a JRSO for their class.
2017 – 2018 Monkshouse JRSOs:
Junior Police Community Support Officers (JPCSOs)
What are JPSCOs?
JPCSOs work within school, alongside the local Community Police Officers, to promote .
What is the role of a JPSCO?
The role of the JPCSO is to work with school staff and Lincolnshire Police to be good citizens within the school environment and be helpful to other children. Some of their tasks include:
- Encouraging respect between all pupils
- Helping to find solutions to problem or conflicts within school
- Passing on advice and information through assemblies, leaflets or posters.
How are JPSCOs selected?
At the start of each year, each Year 5 and Year 6 class is asked to elect a JPSCO. Anyone who wishes to stand for the role has a chance to talk to their peers about why they would be good at the job and why they should be elected. Classes then vote to elect a JPSCO for their class.
2017 – 2018 Monkshouse JPSCOs:
Year 5 – Artjoms
Year 5 – Ciena
Year 6 – Saule
Year 6 – Eloise
What are Global Ambassadors?
Our Global Ambassadors at Monkshouse School help us to think about the world around us. They speak a variety of different languages and important in promoting diversity within our school community. Global Ambassadors are asked to put themselves forward for the role at the beginning of Year 6 and pupils who speak different languages are encouraged to apply for the position.
What is the role of a Global Ambassador?
Our Global Ambassadors at Monkshouse school help to promote the broad spectrum of cultures and countries we have represented within our school community. They help to organise events which promote global learning and help children to understand the world around them. Such events include: Fairtrade Fortnight, International Day and African Walk to School Day.
2017 – 2018 Monkshouse JPSCOs: