Shire Oak School Council

Pupils' voices are very important at Shire Oak. In order for all of our pupils to feel involved in school life and have a say in what happens at their school, we provide a number of regular opportunities for pupils to share their ideas, talk about what they feel our school excels in and suggest ways in which we can make it even better.

Shire Oak has a very active School Council group. At the beginning of each year, each class votes for a boy and a girl that they would like to represent them at School Council meetings. These School Council members have a very important role in taking their class' views, shared in half termly Class Council, and putting them across in our half termly School Council meetings.

The whole school vote for the vice chair each year in Year 5. This boy or girl then becomes chair in Year 6.

Our current school council is:

Lewys (chairperson), Freya (vice chair) Toby, Erica, Maisie, Oscar, Georgia, Kyle, Stanley, Joy, Tilly, Jayden, Evie and Ashton.

Recent School Council Activities:

  • Helping to write the new school prospectus
  • Chair and Vice-Chair Training at Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Budget Meeting to discuss how they wish to spend their allocated budget to improve their environment
  • Creating their own Anti - Racist policy
  • Working towards the  Investors in Pupils Award
  • Creating a football policy for lunchtimes and break time
  • Interviewing applicants for the post of Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher