These are our current school council children of the executive committee and class representatives.
At the moment, they are keenly discussing ideas to improve the school, raise money for the school, raise money for charity and to do some work within the local environment.
The School Council at St Anne’s consists of one representative from each Key Stage 2 class. In addition to this an Executive Committee is in place comprising of a Chair person from Year 6, a Vice Chair from Year 5, a Secretary from Year 6 and Vice Secretary Year 5.
Key Stage 1 conducts meetings in their class and presents any ideas that they wish to be addressed to their class teacher.
The School Council members are voted in by their classmates annually.
The School Council holds weekly meetings facilitated by the school Learning Mentor to discuss their classes’ ideas.
At present, a key focus for the team is trying to use the things they love, to support changing the things they dislike in the community. Tackling Bullying and Homelessness were voted the two most important issues.
In 2016 our School Council will be involved with the ‘Team London Young Ambassadors Programme’ which is an initiative introduced by the Mayor of London after the 2012 Olympic Games. This is a volunteering programme for schools which encourages children and young people to take action to improve their local area.
The first event of 2016 is a ‘Valentine’s Day Disco’. The monies raised from this event will go to a homeless charity.
Previously School Council partnerships have included:
- Successfully creating partnerships with local shopkeepers to create ‘Safe Havens’ where children can go and ask for help if they feel unsafe.
- Creating a ‘Peace Cloth’ where our children collaborated with other children to collect hand prints representing peace across London Borough of Lambeth.
- Hosting a Meeting with the Police Commissioner and other cluster schools where they informed him of concerns that they had in their community.
- Organising First Aid training for Year 5 pupils.
- Successfully applying with the support of the Learning Mentor for National Lottery funding for ‘The Jimmy Mizen Foundation’. This enabled the charity to bring their Peace Programme into Lambeth Schools for the first time.
- Successfully negotiating with St Anne’s Extended Leadership Team on the replacement of the climbing frame in the Key Stage 2 playground with other sporting and play equipment.