School Council

Our School Councillors work together to make Highfield the best it can be.

“Together we can achieve more.”

They help to ensure that our core and termly values are embedded.

School Councillors for 2023-24

During Be Proud Week, each class from Year 2 to Year 6 voted for their School Council representative. Those wishing to be considered for the role presented a persuasive speech to the class.  They were then voted for democratically.
Our School Council representatives are Rabia 6C, Noomi 6A, Florence 6P, Faris 5M, Maliq 5P, Evie 5C, Lara 4AC, Leyla 4C, Mustafa 4GF, Benji 3P, Zeff 3L, Ruby 3J, Max 2BD, Maddie 2M, Rafe 2S.
Congratulations to you all.
The school council will be updating the Children’s Charter, leading assemblies, choosing values and organising charity fundraising events through out the year.
Watch this space for School Council updates.

How do we appoint School Councillors?

  • In the Autumn term Year 6 children who would like to be School Councillors apply by filling an application form, and are interviewed by The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.
  • Children from Year 2 to Year 5 who want to be School Councillors put themselves forward.
  • They then prepare a persuasive speech and present it to the class.
  • The class votes for the best speech and the children are then elected.
  • Each Councillor gets a great badge to wear.

What is the School Council?

  • The School Council is a group of children who attend meetings and discuss how to make the school better. They are good role models for the children at Highfield.
  • We have class representatives from Year 2 – Year 6. There are two members from each class, a girl and a boy.
  • Year 6 Councillors have special jobs – Secretary, Chair, Vice Chair.
  • The Secretary writes the agenda, types up the minutes of the meetings and makes sure everyone knows when the meetings are.
  • The Chair runs meetings, leads discussions and makes sure all Councillors are involved.
  • The Vice Chair leads the meetings if the Chair is away and makes sure everyone who agrees to do something, does it.

What we do?

  • Class representatives listen to their classes and write their ideas down to discuss them at the meetings. Some ideas that classes have thought of in the last two years:
  • new equipment for playground – a climbing frame, swings, climbing wall
  • bike shed

Why is the School Council important?

It’s important because the School Council have contributed lots of ideas to improve the school and helped the Headteacher by coming up with lots of great ideas. “Together, the School Council can help Highfield achieve more.”