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Tyndale Primary School

Pupil Leadership

What is the School Council?

At Tyndale Primary, we believe that pupils should have a voice and be involved in decisions about the school which affect them. Through the School Council, pupils gain the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions about issues which affect them and discuss how they can contribute to the school and local community improvements . At Tyndale Primary, the pupils thoughts and ideas matter.

Head Boy and Head Girl

We appointed two ambitious and enthusiastic pupils to fulfil these important roles in September 2020 to lead and contribute to the ongoing improvement projects the school council provide our school with.

Head Boy - Harry Lee

Head Girl - McKenzie Jeffries

Mission Statement for 2020 - 2021:

 

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Our Head Boy and Head Girl:

  • Are good role models to their peers
  • Have a proven track record of excellent attendance and behaviour
  • Have excellent ideas about change projects which will improve our school or local community
  • Can confidently discuss school improvement ideas at meetings with other school council representatives
  • Can co-ordinate school activities such as fundraising events and lunchtime clubs
  • Can talk about the impact the school council is having on the school in an assembly
  • Can talk about their experience of Tyndale Primary to prospective parents on a guided school tour

Our Head Boy and Head Girl applied for their position by submitting a letter of application to our Headteacher.

The letter explained why they felt they were suitable for the role and how they would use this opportunity to improve the wider school life and local community. 

We appointed Harry and McKenzie with careful consideration after reading several excellent letters of application. We know they'll do us proud and we wish them the best of luck in their new roles as pupil leaders!

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School Council Representatives

Years 3 - 6, all have two school council representatives, who were elected after applying for the position based on the criteria below. They meet half termly with a member of our Senior Leadership Team and our Head Boy and Head Girl to discuss areas of school life and the wider community they can improve.

Year 3 Representatives: Kobe Carter-Jenkins and Michaela Keating-Bowles

Year 4 Representatives: Ashton Cherrett and Maisie Leach

Year 5 Representatives: Jaydn Newman and Pola Pietrzak

Year 6 Representatives: Harrison Barwin and Millie Turner

Our representatives:

  • Are good role models to their peers

  • Have fantastic ideas about how to improve areas of wider school life and the local community

  • Feel they could collate their own ideas and their classmates ideas together and present these in a school council meeting 

  • Have a proven track record of excellent attendance and behaviour

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Glossary 

We teach professional skills in the school council so we use a lot of business words such as:

Agenda - a list of things to talk about

Councillor - someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council

Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on

Motion - an idea for the council to discuss