At Aintree Davenhill the school council consists of an elected body of four Year 6 children, 4 from each class, 2 boys and 2 girls from each year 6 class. The headboy, headgirl and deputy headboy and deputy headgirl are involved. Also elected on to the school council is one representative from each class, a class rep, from Year 3 to Year 5.
The council represent the pupil voice. They discuss issues raised by the children and for the children. They like to support and enhance the life of the school. Each class rep is given time in their own class to discuss the needs and desires of individuals and issues arising from times such as playtime, lunchtime and P.P.A. time.
The school council design and carry out many surveys to gather pupil opinion on behaviour, healthy meals, lunch and playtime issues and resources and needs of the children in our school at a particular time. The school council has represented pupils at governors' meetings, at behaviour and healthy school team meetings and Rights Respecting team meetings. They have shared their views with staff and governors and have also been on training days, courses and celebration days e.g. to celebrate our work with the Samaritans Purse shoe box appeal, the NSPCC and the Sefton Foodbank. The school council also try to support the work of our local community, our national community and our international community. Our "Children in Need" fundraiser in November is always a roaring success! The school council have also taken assemblies, organised and developed by themselves and supported by Miss Hoare, who is the school council co-ordinator.
We really value pupil voice at Aintree Davenhill.