MEET OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL 2016-2017
Here at BMS we are very proud of our School Council; they are very active and carry out various roles with professionalism and commitment.
The School Council facilitates the opportunity to give all pupils a voice within the school on actions that are being taken on their behalf and a voice in the education. It is also a vehicle to allow pupils to organise fun and exciting events that encourage participation from staff and pupils alike. These events do not always result in raising funds for the school, as a School we raise money for many charities and causes.
Member of the School Council are made up two representatives from each class- who are elected after a campaign by their peers on an annual basis. There is a School Councillor and Deputy, who work together to find out the needs and wishes of their class through feedback in tutor groups. The Councillors attends regular meetings and undertakes basic training on how a school council operates and learns valuable life skills such as teamwork, communication and organisation. Following the meeting the School Councillor returns to their respective class and reports back what the School Council Committee have discussed and decisions that have been made.
At Birchensale the School Council is made up of the following Executive Officers: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.
In the past the School Council have taken on some major projects within school, for example they suggested a covered outdoor extension to our dining facilities and they took this project from start to finish, being at the forefront of obtaining tenders and subsequently negotiations, working alongside the Business Manager and Headteacher. They also played a huge part in the provision of the Activity Trail, including the design, climbing wall and bicycle shelter. More recently they worked in partnership with the Friends of BMS (PTA) to hold our first ever Summer Fayre.
Plans for the future is for the School Council to obtain the pupils views by asking questions on what they would like to see change within their school for example: playtime equipment, the activity trail rota and fund raising.