School Councillors 2016
Results from our election were announced on November 4th
What makes a good School Councillor?
A good school councillor uses everything they can to involve everyone and get things done.
Think about what to do and plan carefully.
Listen to everyone's ideas, not just your friend's.
See any problems or new ideas for yourself.
Be prepared to stand up and talk in front of your class, adults and fellow councillors.
Not everyone will be positive all the time. You need to be broad-shouldered and face tough questions.
Write down notes and ideas so you remember.
Care about people's ideas and problems.
Do the legwork. Try and do things for yourself and don't always rely on adults.
Be seen and get around the school, talking to lots of people. Don't just wait for people to come to you.
We are so proud that so many children at Fosse want to work as a school councillor. 108 of our pupils, from Year 1 to Year 6, put themselves forward to be voted for by their classmates this year. Children had to be nominated by two other children in their class so that their name could be put on the ballot paper.
Once they were nominated, pupils hadthe opportunity to talk to their classmates about why they thought they would do a good job as a councillor. On election day we made sure that pupils saw how adult elections work by providing them with ballot papers and making sure that they were able to vote in secrecy. We hope that children understand that they are not simply voting for friends or some one they like but they are voting for the child that will do the best job as a councillor.
Our new councillors will be meeting soon and then we will start to see how well they are able to work together as a team!