School Council

Our School Council is made up of 15 children, representatives from every year group other than Foundation Stage.  This year six children share the roles of Chair and Secretary.  The Secretary is responsible for taking and writing up the Minutes.  In previous years we have held elections but this year's councillors were appointed on the strength of their applications.  We had some amazing applications which resulted in 15 rather than the usual 12 appointments.

The Council meet once a month for an hour.  During this time we discuss the progress of our current project and the children bring any matters to the meeting that their peers have raised.  Throughout the year the councillors talk to the whole school during assemblies, updating everyone on the matters in hand.  If it is necessary to go out of the school then a small number of councillors will be selected on rotation.

Another very important role of the School Council is that of interviewing any prospective teachers.  A meeting with the School Council is very much included in the candidates' day.

school council


We have begun the year with the election of our new School Council representatives.  This year the School Council will be focussing on three key areas:

1.  Playground Top Tips - we will be sharing ideas and and plans to make playtimes the best they can be

2.  Healthy Eating - we will be thinking about different ways of promoting healthy eating and thinking in particular about promoting healthier playtime snacks.

3.  Last year the previous School Council were looking into having a school pet as the school has had rabbits and guinea pigs in the past.  The new School Council are continuing with this projects.  They have carried out lots of research and below is a letter to parents about our school pet project. 

pdf button School Council letter to parents


 Mrs Draisey has been working with the children to launch an Anti-Bullying campaign which had to include Mumble the penguin from the film "Happy Feet" which the children have been watching as part of PSHE and anti-bullying.

The School Councillors discussed how to make All Cannings a bully-free school.  They decided it would a good idea to re-write the Anti-Bullying Policy so that everyone could understand it and to share it with the rest of the pupils.  They are going to make it a year-long campaign so we can become the happiest school in Wiltshire.

school council with flower

Last year our School Council organised some fund raising to buy a commemorative poppy from The Tower of London.  This is now on display in school.

school dog

Following the hard work of both last year's and this year's School Council, which included visiting another school, carrying out research and writing to parents and governors, talking to the children and the Local Authority we have great pleasure in introducing Kizzy, our school dog.

Kizzy was born on 29th January.  She is a mini double doodle, and she is expected to grow to approximately the size of a Springer Spaniel.

Kizzy's first day at school was 11th April.  She went to each class to meet the children, those who wanted to were able to stroke her.  There were lots of smiles and tail wagging.  She completed her first day by making an appearance at Golden Worship where she got to meet some of the parents.

Kizzy has settled really well into school life.  She adores the children and frantically wags her tail as she approaches the school door.  I have been thrilled by how her presence has really had an impact on several children and that so many others have voiced how much they like her being in school because she makes them happy.

The School Council and I are delighted by the positive comments which are being made by children, parents and staff.  We are looking forward to watching Kizzy grow and develop her role in school.  The School Council will update the website regularly so that we can all watch Kizzy grow up and develop into a wonderful school dog.