The Discovery School Council

The Discovery School Council are a group of representatives from each class across the school, who are voted for by pupils at the start of each school year. The School Council members are involved in important decisions about school development and help to plan key events throughout the school year.

 

School Council meetings are held regularly to discuss items on the School Development Plan as well as ideas for celebratory events and projects.  The meetings are also used as a forum for pupil voice; School Council members collect ideas, views and opinions about pupils' school experiences and their suggestions for improvement.  These are then shared and debated at School Council meetings and fed back to the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and the School Governing Body.


Previous decisions and events the School Council have been involved in:

  • Interviewing candidtates for our new Headteacher!
  • Designing our KS2 Adventure Trail
  • Planning and organising events for our 'Incredible Edible' celebration week
  • Running regular book fairs
  • Selecting books for the school library
  • Offically opening and running stalls at our regular school fairs

 


Current decisions and events the School Council are working on:

  • Deciding which charitable causes the school will be supporting this year
  • Planning and organising charity fundraising events
  • Conducting research into how to improve traffic flow and parking around the school
  • Creating surveys to find out about important issues within the school
  • Continuing to plan and support school fairs, book fairs and celebration events
  • Beginning our 'Eco-schools' campaign

School Council Traffic Safety Campaign

At The Discovery School we are always keen to gather the views of our parents and children and to use these to identify opportunities for further school improvement. Currently, the School Council are undertaking a project to consider safety in and around the school car-park at the start and end of the school day.  We would like to know how you travel to/from school and to hear your views on the use of the school car park at these very busy parts of the school day.

With this in mind, we would like you to answer some questions on the short survey which is available to complete by clicking here.

At the end of this term, the School Council members will be actively involved with the School’s Traffic Safety Campaign, interviewing parents about their ideas and opinions and observing the use of the car park at the beginning and end of the day.

Your views and concerns are very important to the success of the Traffic Safety Campaign. It would be most helpful if you would take the time to answer the questions on the survey.  This will help us to build up a picture of the key issues and give us guidance on what the solutions should be.

Thank you for your help.

 

The School Council.