Pupil Voice

At Emerson Valley School we believe that ever member of our community should have their opinions heard. Of the up-most importance are the thoughts and feelings of our pupils. At EVS pupils are able to voice their opinions through the School Council.

 

What is the School Council?

The School Council is a group of hard working pupils, who are committed to making sure that the opinions of the pupil’s at EVS are heard. The Council is made up of representatives from each class – one Main Class Representative and one Deputy. These individuals are selected through a whole school election process at the beginning of the academic year. They work alongside their fellow pupils, teachers and the Senior Management Team to make improvements to the school.

 

What does the School Council do?

The School Council meets every Monday lunch-time to discuss matters regarding how the school is run. It is the role of the Class Representatives to voice any opinions that their class has.

 

Duties of a Class Representative:

  • To collect suggestions from your class on how to improve our school and bring theses to the weekly meeting
  • Participate in fundraising
  • Generate action plans to improve problem areas and carry these out
  • Take part in a variety of activities designed to improve EVS
  • Communicate with teachers and The Senior Management Team
  • Feedback to your class regularly on what the Council are doing

 

What qualities do you need to have to become a Class Representative?

It is important to remember that anyone from a class can become a Class Representative.

However, there are some qualities a Class Representative must have in order to complete the job effectively:

    • Committed
    • Caring
    • Good Communicator
    • Motivated
    • Good team player
    • Inspiring
    • Well organised
    • Punctual
    • Involved in school life
    • Innovative

There are also special roles within the School Council for Class Representative who would like a little extra responsibility, such as Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.

 

Why should you become a class representative?

Becoming a Class Representative allows you the opportunity to make a real difference to your school and your community. You get to take part in fun projects that really improve the life of the school. You also get to work as part of a team, which helps strengthen your social and leadership skills. You can improve your confidence by speaking in front of others, including teachers, and have the opportunity to present your ideas during whole school assemblies.

Elections 2018

 

Election Results are in!

The results are finally in following a very successful campaign period. We were delighted to see so many pupils from each class wishing to stand in the election. Well done to all who stood in front of their class to present their manifestos – even if they did not make it through to the main election. There was a definite buzz around the school on Monday as Election Day got underway and I am now very happy to announce that this year’s School Council has now been formed. They will begin their duties by attending their first Meeting next week.  A huge congratulations to the pupils listed below, whom won their place as Main or Deputy Class Representative. I look forward to working with them all. Miss Durrant, Year 5 and 6 Learning Mentor 

For the year 2018-2019 the council members are:

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Mia REmily BEmily WIsla P
Mason AIndia FIsabelle MEmily C
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Chloe REmma GNathan AMia C
Bayley HCorley TZain M-SStacy M-S
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Zack MFelix MAnnabell VSamir M
Alina HRhiannon HAlexia WElla G
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Olivia PTheo HNicole LNeve P
Blessing T-TKaila KMinas STremain M

 

Junior Road Safety Officers 2018

We have some new additions to our already hard working JRSO Team. They are Salman H, Ayman K, Ruby E and Samuel M all from Year 5. They will join Edmund A-B, Emily M, Kaila K and Millie B from Year 6 to complete the group, working hard at the end of the school day to monitor parking and to ensure crossings are safe and clear for pedestrians and our parents and children. They accompany Miss Durrant and wear high visibility jackets to make their presence clear. If you see them at the end of the school day, please assist them  by parking thoughtfully and considerately, not blocking driveways and ensuring that our roads are kept safe!