School Council

Welcome to Ashbury Meadow Primary School's School Council homepage.

We hope you enjoy your stay and learn lots about who we are and what we do.

So what is a School Council?

The Ashbury Meadow School Council has been set up to involve children in the decisions made in our school, in order to make it an even better place.

How does it work?

Our School Council is made up of two representatives from each year (3 – 5) with the exception of Year 6 who provide three children. All School Councillors are normally voted for by their classmates at the start of each Autumn term. If they wish, children can remain on the School Council for a maximum of two years, however after that period, they must stand down and allow another child to join.

Two of the Year 6 School Councillors will lead the meetings, acting as Chairperson and Secretary respectively. The role of the Chairperson is to make sure that meetings run effectively and within the ground rules of the meeting, whereas the Secretary keeps track of what has been talked about and what decisions have been made. All of the School Councillors have a folder to keep their minutes, action plans and notes to take back to their Class Councils.

Once Councillors have been elected, they have to liaise between their own classes and report back to the full School Council which is held  every Thursday from 2.45 to 3.30. Members should lead Class Council meetings every Wednesday at 3pm to generate ideas and feedback. During the weekly School Council meetings, suggestions and ideas are discussed and then the group decides which items should be written into the action plan.

What are our beliefs?

 The School Council works to promote the six core values of Ashbury Meadow Primary School:

 ·Think before you speak, think before you act.

· Take care of yourself, each other and our school.

· Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

· Follow instructions first time.

· Be kind and friendly.

· Walk around school quietly. 

What we will be focusing on this Spring term.

Now that we have adopted Manchester Dogs Home as our school charity, we will focus on fundraising ideas.

We will also be looking into ways in which we can better support our local community here in Beswick. 

Our plans to promote the School Council. 

School Councils that tell the rest of the school what they’re up to are far more likely to get children involved in helping out and contributing ideas.

From the beginning of our 2017/18 campaign, the School Council has celebrated all victories (big or small) that it's had. We have revitalised our display board in the main corridor and adopted a You Said: We Did: poster campaign. This has helped to create a positive feeling within the School Council and helped the rest of the school realise that the group really does make a difference.

Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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