Gilberdyke School Council

At Gilberdyke Primary the school council are an important piece of the ever evolving jigsaw that is school development. They form the pupil voice for the school community.

Two children from each class are elected by their peers to become their class councillors because they are role models for all other children, are considerate towards others and follow our school expectations to the highest standard.

The school council meets regularly to discuss ideas, thoughts or concerns raised by the children in their class. As a group the children decide on the best way forward and then disseminate their decision back to their class via a class circle.

The children have created their own suggestion slips and distributed these into Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. The children check these boxes regularly and try to act upon the suggestions given.

This year, the school council has also met virtually with other school council members from our HCAT community and is beginning to look ahead to HCAT’s upcoming birthday celebrations. We believe that it is important for our school council members to be part of the wider community within HCAT.

Each year a new school council committee is selected by the children in school and new priorities are decided upon. We believe it is imperative that our children’s voices are heard and the school council ensure that this is evidenced in our ongoing school development.

‘I’m going to miss having fun lessons. Gilberdyke has taught me simple manners and respect and how much that is needed and necessary in life.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I came from another school and I’ve met loads of new friends. This school is about friendship, respect and we always follow the expectations, it works well.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The staff are kind, even when they’re tired, they keep going because we are resilient!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I’ve really valued the amount of respect I’ve been shown. I know that I’m never alone. I can talk to anyone.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘There are loads of things to do here, it’s fun in lessons and loads of other people to make friends with.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The best thing about Gilberdyke is that we accept everyone for who they are – that’s the thing I’ll miss most.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is a kind and respectful school with trusted people to talk to. Everyone gets along with each other because of the values about respect, responsibility and resilience.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is about respect and responsibility. I’ve learnt a LOT about that whilst I’ve been here and we need to. We try our hardest in everything and never give up!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Responsibility is key to having a good career, this school has taught me that.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is a place where everyone feels welcome because we are respectful of each other and friendly.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils