We value the ideas and opinions of our children. In order to provide a forum for all children to have a ‘voice’ we hold weekly Class Councils. All the children are trained at holding meetings, taking minutes and setting agendas.
Being a School Council rep is considered to be an important role in our school, thus the children are encouraged to think carefully before committing themselves to a year ‘in office’.
Hustings are held each new academic year in the Autumn term, where the children can explain to their class why they feel they would make a good School Council rep.
The Southampton City Council election team come in to run our elections. The children take part in a real experience of an election. To promote Citizenship and British Vales the elections are carried out with voting slips and mini-booths to vote in their new school council representatives.
We would like to congratulate our newly voted in School Council for 2018-2019:
Badger Class - Frankie & Sammy
Fox Class - Fabienne & James
Woodpecker Class - Oliver & Emilia
Owl Class - Tiger-Lillie & Bobby
Rabbit Class - Poppy & Hamish
Mole Class - Amelia & Keiran
Hedgehog Class - Charm & Elliott
Otter Class - Jack & Poppy
Squirrel Class - Aric & Sophie
They will be supporting Mrs Hillier and all the Senior Leadership Team to lead initiatives and evaluate how school effectively our school runs so that Shirley Infants is the best school it can possibly be. This year our first focus will be getting the children's ideas about lunchtimes and then they will be helping to develop a new area of the school.
We have been working on our School Self Evaluation Form. Click here to read our views.
We are also very proud of our Deputy School Council members. They will be our Eco Warriors and they will work with Mrs Kennedy to continue thinking about how the school can protect the environment and support the school council on any big decisions.
Badger Class – Boris & Esme
Fox Class - Dylan & Alexis
Woodpecker Class - Rowan & Hirah
Owl Class – Lola & William
Rabbit Class – Quinn & Teddy
Mole Class – Sophie & Aidan
Hedgehog Class – Halle & Harry
Otter Class – Sam & Rani
Squirrel Class – Ollie & Freya