The Pupil Council is the voice of the children at school. The council is made up of representatives from years 2–6 who consult with all the children on new ideas for the school. The Council is elected at the start of each new school year and members are voted in democratically by secret ballot by their classmates.
In addition to supporting school issues, the Pupil Council raises money for school projects and charitable initiatives chosen by the children. Most recently these have included 'Fordcombe's Got Talent, Red Nose Day and sporting Fridays which raised over £100 for Lepra. Representatives from the pupil council attend cluster meetings with other local schools to share ideas. The pupil council meets 2-3 times a month.
Each and every member of the council has their own special talents from idea development, writing and designing amazing posters and letters, to running activities and organising events. Over the last school year, the increase in confidence of the Pupil Council members in their abilities to achieve great things has been amazing. For older members of the Pupil Council, the skills and qualities they are developing by tackling tricky issues, tight deadlines and working as a team will certainly help their transition into secondary school and gives them a taste of project management.