Christ Church CofE VC Junior School

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Christ Church CofE VC Junior School

*** Welcome back! We hope you all had a happy and relaxing Easter break. Term 5 begins on Monday 15th April 2024 ***

  1. Vision and Values
  2. Pupil Leadership
  3. School Council

School Council

Our school council is made up of 2 students from every class. Each councillor has been proposed and elected by their peers in a democratic way to represent their views and raise issues with the Senior Leadership Team and governors of the school. They meet every two weeks with Mrs Bryan who helps them record their decisions and enact their ideas. 

The school council  at CCJ can propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning  and processes. Our school council have the opportunity to work with the governing body, to choose some fundraising projects and be a part of staff appointments.

The purpose of an effective school council is to help children and young people to:

  • Enjoy and feel empowered by their education
  • Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them
  • Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place
  • Develop life skills through participation

School Council 2023/24

This year, the school council will be meeting with the Council Leader Ian Boulton to learn more about how democracy works in South Gloucestershire.

School Council 2022/23

This year, the school council has been busier than ever with meetings being held most weeks.

So far, the councillors have used their pupil voice to assist Mrs Davis with ideas for World Book Day. They have come up with suggestions to raise the profile of TT Rockstars and given their opinions on reading and homework across the school.

The school council has continued to ideas to raise money for national fundraising events such Children In Need. This involved them leading their first ever assembly and informing the school about the activities they were leading for Comic Relief. Great job everyone!

A cake sale and day of colour have raised funds to go towards the new furniture in the Take 10 room.

School Council 2021/22

This year, we are pleased to be able to say that the school council have been able to hold regular socially-distanced meetings. As usual, the councillors are keen and enthusiastic to be as active as possible. Fundraisers have included raising money for Children in Need as well as raising money for the timber trail by holding a ‘guess the number of sweet in the jar’ competition. Once again, the councillors acted as judges in our highly entertaining annual X-Factor competition.

Looking forward to 2022, fundraisers will include raising money for Comic Relief and holding a raffle. The students will also be completing a pupil questionnaire for Miss Love about school life.