At Sandhills, we believe it is essential that the children have a voice that is listened to and valued. Two children are elected to represent their class. Once elected, the school councillors then have a role in “making the school a better place”, to “improve” it, as well as trying to “make everyone happy”. Our school councillors believe it is essential to “get the children’s opinions… so the teachers know what the children want”, and we agree!
Through regular class discussions, the opinions of all children are listened to. The school councillors take the ideas of their peers to school council.
School Council has tackled a range of different issues which range from making the school a better place to organising whole school events and raising money for charity.
Earlier this year, the school council’s ideas helped the school to raise over £370 for Children in Need.