MEET OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL
Here at Birchensale Middle School 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 on all matters that affect them. 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.
The School Council is made up two representatives from each class (elected on an annual basis by their peers), who work together to find out the needs and wishes of their class through feedback in tutor groups. The representatives attend regular meetings; undertake basic training on how a school council operates and learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, communication and organisational skills. Following the meetings the Councillors return to their respective class and report 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. These individuals are elected after a vote among the School Council representatives.
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.