Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
The School Council is elected at the start of the new academic year and consists of two pupils from each class. Children have the opportunity to put themselves forward for a class vote to become a member of the Council. The Council meet regularly to discuss many areas of the children’s school day, for example; ideas for play, rewards, behaviour, school meal times, they also help with the staff interview process and helping to make decisions on how some school funding is spent. In addition to meeting with each other, the Council meet with the School’s Senior Leadership Team, frequently to discuss items from the School Council Meetings.
The Council's from all three Discovery Federation Schools also have the opportunity to meet annually and discuss items of common interest.
Project Water Fountain
The School Council are very enthusiastic about, and have been working hard, at getting our 'Project Water Fountain' started. At the start of the year the School Council all felt that a water fountain in each playground would really improve Roman Way. To get our project started we emailed Hampshire County Council to see if they could help us and we asked them if they would be able to come and visit the school to show us some ideas of the type of fountains we could have and how much they would cost. During one of our meeting we did a site inspection of the school playgrounds to decide where we thought would be the best places for the water fountains. We decided that it would be best to have them on an outside wall near one of the cloakrooms so there would be access to water. Mark from the council came to visit us shortly after this to do a sight inspection, our year 6 School Council representatives, Mace and Sidney, showed him around. He thought that we had chosen really sensible spots for the fountains and is going to email us with the idea of how much the work will cost shortly. In the meantime we are busy planning ways to raise money for our project. Our first fundraiser will be a Christmas jumper day at the end of the Autumn term.
Roman Way School Council Members 2016-2017