Our School Council is an elected group of children who meet as often as possible to represent the pupils of OLA and give them a voice.
At the start of each academic year, every child has the opportunity to stand for the School Council. They are then chosen by their classmates following an election and class speeches. There will be two representatives at each School Council meeting from Year 2 to Year 6. Ideas and suggestions from Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are heard at the meetings through the Executive Committee.
The Year 6 children elect who they would like to represent them on the Executive Committee, who will then run the School Council meetings for the whole of the academic year. They hold the following roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
Class representatives will change each term to give every child an opportunity to represent their class should they wish.
Since 2007, the School Council has:
Worked with Mrs Wilson to develop a reading shelter in the school grounds
Helped to select colours to repaint the cloakrooms
Raised funds for charities, such as Comic Relief, Children in Need, Mary Brenda
- Held Army Day
- Installed toy boxes for the Infant and Junior playground
Set up a School Council notice board
Held fortnightly meetings
Met with Mr O’Neill regularly to pass on ideas from meetings