School Council

Why do we have a School Council?

At Dean Field we aim to teach our children the values of democracy and individual liberty. The Rights Respecting School’s Council is an ideal opportunity to do this and for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent. Our School Council is made up of elected members who give the school its ‘pupil voice’. Members of the School Council are elected after giving a speech/presentation to their class about their ideas and how they plan on representing their class members’ ideas and thoughts. The School Council consists of two pupils from each class from Reception to 6.

Our Councillors this year are:

Reception: Isaac & Ivy

Year 1: Abi & Lucas
Year 2: Poppy & Ashton
Year 3: Alexa & Logan
Year 4: Lily & Alfie
Year 5: Shelby & Jake
Year 6: Bailey & Alexie

They meet once a month with Mrs. Burke to discuss ideas and ways we can improve our school.