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The Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog School Council is made up of 8 members.

Hannah is the Chairperson, Axel is the Secretary and Michael is our Criw Cymraeg representative and Treasurer.

We are supported by Mrs Martin.

The School Council meet at least half termly with Mrs Martin to discuss different aspects of school life.

 

We have representatives from every class on the School Council to make sure we have lots of ideas and opinions from all of the children in the school. We also have a member of the Criw Cymraeg on the School Council to ensure that both groups work together.

 

During the first meeting of this academic year (25.09.20) we discussed the different roles and what it means to be a member of the School Council. Each child was given their School Council badge and they were all tasked with talking to their peers and to think of ideas to help make our school even better.

 

 

Meeting 2 (15.10.20) - Discussion around playtimes and the sharing of yard spaces. HD to speak to Miss Jess to organise a rota. Children came up with a list of jobs that need to be done during our Eco morning. Mrs Martin asked the children to make a list of PE and yard equipment that we need in preparation for spending the money raised during the Sponsored Move event.

 

 

Meeting 3 (27.11.20) - Children planned their school noticeboard. It was agreed that it should be in the main foyer of the school and that the children should write a paragraph to introduce themselves. Photographs were taken and speech bubbles printed, all members completed this. Mrs Martin will display them.

 

 

Meeting 4 (29.1.21 - virtual) - Mrs Martin shared Mrs Smith's design ideas for our new corridor mural. The School Council chose their favourite 3 and these will now be shared on Seesaw with the rest of the school for them to vote for their favourite. Mrs Martin also asked the children for their thoughts on Home Learning. All children were positive about their experiences so far and felt that they were well supported. One suggestion included more opportunities for PE sessions online. Mrs Martin will share this with the teachers.

 

 

Meeting 5 (22.4.21) - During this meeting the School Council discussed the improvements to the Outdoor Area along with the work that is still needed to be done. It was agreed that when things are back to normal the school council will organise playground equipment and monitors. Actions from the meeting are to ask for donations of bark for the Pirate Ship area and to begin sourcing equipment for playtimes.

 

 

Meeting 6 (09.07.21) - Mrs Martin will be sending a questionnaire out to all learners next week, the school council will be responsible for ensuring all learners complete it. Discussion took place about what has gone well this year and possible targets for next year. The School Council would like to know more about the role of the Governing Body, they also want to continue with Outdoor Learning and Forest School sessions.

HOW DO WE APPOINT SCHOOL COUNCILLORS?

  • Children from Year 2 to Year 6 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 Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog.
  • We have class representatives from Year 2 – Year 6. 
  • Year 6 Councillors have special jobs – Secretary, Chair and Treasurer.
  • The Secretary writes 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 Treasurer looks after the School Council’s money and writes reports on what the School Council spends.

WHAT WE DO?

  • Class representatives listen to their classes and write their ideas down to discuss them at the meetings.
  • Work with Mrs Martin to help make our school a better place for everyone.
  • Support local and national charities.