School Council

At Bexton we have an active school council. Each class elects a school council representative who attends meetings, leads their weekly class circle time and reports back to the school council meetings.

In Year 5 and Year 6 children have the opportunity to be part of the 'school council senior leadership team'. The SCSLT is made up of a chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. There are also children responsible for actions for curriculum, behaviour and safety and working with the rest of the school council. This year the children have written their own action plans, led assemblies, purchased a 'friendship bench' for the playground and helped plan whole school curriculum days. They also visited another local school to talk to their school council.

This year the children have achieved:

They led an Anti-Bullying Campaign by consulting the classes on the main issues we needed to tackle, presented these in assembly, led an anti-bullying assembly with a clear 'STOP' (Several times on purpose?) message and then launched a poster competition. The winning posters are now displayed around the school.

Improved playtimes by finding a solution to the problem that Year 5 and 6 children were sometimes hungry after their school dinner. The children asked if the older children could be served last so they could request seconds. We reorganised the lunchtimes and consequently the children are more satisfied with the portion sizes.

They have also organised a number of lunchtime clubs, such as football, athletics, dance, reading. In the pupil survey the children said that they really enjoyed these clubs and the lunchtime assistants report that these make a big difference to the children's enjoyment at playtime.

The children also launced a friendship bench competition (to design it) and this is now on the playground. It is for any child to enjoy but particuarly if they are having problems, they can find an older child or an adult to help them sort it out.

They have helped to improve the curriculum by suggesting fun theme days. We organised a 'Bexton goes Backpacking' themed days where the children 'travelled' around different classrooms learning about different countries and even had an airport experience with the support of EasyJet and Manchester Airport. We are also having a 'Bexton's Seaside' day where the children are building their own seaside town out of junk models in the last week of term.

They have also met up with another school council from Manor Park in Knutsford and shared ideas for improving our schools. We were also lucky enough to visit the Town Council chambers and meet the Knutsford Mayor so we could learn about the role of the town council.



In September we will be advertising new positions on the leadership team. To be considered for the role the children must write a letter of application, be interviewed by the Head teacher and do a presentation explaining how they would further improve aspects of the school.