Making Kingsnorth even better.
Kingsnorth School Council meets once every fortnight and is made up of 1 child per class from Years 1 to 6. These elected representatives attend formal meetings during which school issues are discussed with the aim of giving the children the power to impact our school. Some issues are brought by the members themselves as a result of discussion within their Class Councils. Occasionally the Council will take the lead on a fundraising project in line with the school’s Charity giving for that year. Above all, the School Council aims to give members a say in decisions about their school, becoming a responsible group that makes a difference. Our members sometimes write formally to our local community, cooks or teachers to suggest improvements . It is very exciting when we receive replies!
The School Council take a leading role in making things happen, particularly our fundraising events for local charities. They are involved in planning and advertising, counting money, presenting cheques and making short speeches in front of the whole school community. This provides fantastic experience for leadership and confidence building in the children. So far this year we have supported Ashford Food bank, Children for Need and Twinkling Stars. We are looking forward to a number of other charity events in the near future.
We will be inviting the school Governors, Senior Leadership Team, PFA and other staff members to attend some of our meetings, so that there is an opportunity for school council to raise issues and share ideas with all members of the school family.
These are the events and themes the School Council are currently discussing and planning for -
The School Council has thought hard about how they feel the school should approach the above awareness days. From class discussions and meetings the following ideas have been shared...
Children's Mental Health Week 2022 - 'Growing together'
School council are keen to support their peers and improve mental health of all. We discussed how some days we all feel low and that it is normal to feel a range of emotions, but we need to be sure we manage these appropriately and talk to others to ease our concerns.
'What makes me feel happy and 'well' at Kingsnorth CEP?'
Safer Internet Day 2022 - 'All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online'
The School Council spoke about how the Internet, and being online, can be hard and sometimes upsetting. We looked at the theme for this year and thought that it was really important to cover this in a fun way but so that the message was clear.
For more information on both awareness days/week - please use the website links below and the files at the bottom of the page
Should you have some brilliant ideas to share with our school, please contact a member of the School Council. We look forward to hearing from you