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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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School Council

We believe it is extremely important that the children have a say in how their school is run – they will spend 8872.5 hours of their lives at Sherwell Valley! 


Regretfully due to COVID-19 the School Council has been suspended for the year beginning September, 2020. However to give you an idea of what normally happens, please read on...


The School Council offers pupils a voice in the decision making process. Each class from Year 2 to year 6 elects a councillor to represent their views at School Council meetings. Each councillor serves for a period of one year – though they may be re-elected if their classmates feel they have done a good job putting forward their views.


Each October, at the first meeting of the new Council, the councillors elect a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.


The children generate the agenda for School Council meetings through discussions at their class council meetings. All agenda items are discussed: minutes are kept along with a recording of any actions required. The School Council has its own budget and is accountable for expenditure. There have been many, many achievements and initiatives over the years directly as a result of the School Council. Things that have happened – or got better – as a result of our School council this year:

Achievements this year:

  • Supported these charities:
    • R.S.P.C.A.
    • Cancer Research (UK)
    • Save The Children
    • RuralBird
    • Animals in Distress
    • Children In Need
    • Comic Relief
  • Butter & Ketchup available some lunchtimes
  • Toilets and Fountains: much better maintained
  • Clean up the KS2 Playground; new company looking after grounds
  • Ensure the Quiet Area stays quiet
  • Extra sanitary bins
  • Years 5 and 6 Dinners: change to rota
  • New School Rules: most children following
  • New Lockers
  • Bigger Trophy shelf
  • New Playground Games: purchased by Council
  • Tag reinstated
  • New Playground Balls etc: purchased by Council
  • Chickens: purchased along with food, bedding etc
    • Red band - Winter
    • Yellow band - Karma
    • Blue band - Daisy
    • Green band - Harriet