Involving children in the life of school is very important to us at Sunny Bank. We aim to do this in as many ways as possible as we value the ideas our children have and the input they make.
Please follow this link for the pupil questionnaire.
Year Six Leaders
During the first week of each Autumn term children apply for the roles they would like to undertake during their time in Year Six. They are then interviewed by Senior Leaders and the School Council.
Once decisions are made Year Six work hard to make a difference in our school. They are also given the opportunity to represent the school at events within school and the wider community.
At Sunny Bank, we aim for our School Council to form an important part of school life where all the members play a crucial role in school improvement. We make a concerted effort to give all children a voice, listening to them, respecting and responding to their views which enables them to understand that their opinions count. Through our School Council meetings, we teach the children skills they need to be able to make decisions which impact our school.
At the start of a new academic year, we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives from each class. After this, the children then vote democratically for who they feel will suit the roles of a School Councillor and represent their class at meetings.
Our school councillors for this academic year are:
Y1 - Jesse and Eden
Y2 - Zac J and Xavier
Y3 - Aanya and Hakeem
Y4 - Ummayyah and Elijah
Y5 - Arabella and Dexter
Y6 - Inayah M and Olivia
The School Council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Sunny Bank. We meet on a regular basis to share and discuss ideas that fellow pupils have suggested to make Sunny Bank the best place that it can be. We discuss and vote on issues that we feel are of priority in order for change to happen and discuss how we will achieve our outcomes. All ideas and decisions made in School Council meetings are to be shared with peers by the elected members. Our meeting minutes are recorded by the school’s Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl and uploaded to the school website.
As a result of this, our children will have the knowledge and skills to be able to make appropriate decisions, negotiate and express their opinions respectfully. Pupils experience a democratic vote and show mutual respect and tolerance through this. School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account, in decisions which impact upon them which. In turn, this increases pupils’ responsibility, involvement and commitment to the school and the community.