Our School Council has a very strong voice in the School. Two representatives from each group meet once a month to discuss school issues. They report on matters of Health & Safety and bring the needs and opinions of their groups to the attention of the Council.
They are involved in school-life in many other ways too. They have helped to decide the dishes on the school menu, after finding out which were favourite amongst the pupils; they decided upon the design for an outside adventure playground, and assisted with a school travel plan. Representatives also help on occasions such as Sports Day and coffee mornings, when they help to show parents around the school. They have their own uniform comprising of a T-shirt, cap and badge which they wear on formal occasions.
The School Council is also involved in fundraising for organisations and charities, such as St Mungo’s, Cancer Research and local homeless groups. They organised a collection of socks for homeless adults. One more unusual project was that of jewellery which was made in literacy and numeracy resources by a multi-sensory play therapist in a neighbouring Enfield school.
Councillors were featured in the local Press when they campaigned for a safer crossing near our school.
Above all, the Oaktree School Council always consults with the school: it represents all the students, and they know that their opinions count.