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.

This is what some of our previous reps have said about the role: (to follow soon)

Elections 2017

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 last Tuesday 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 on Tuesday 17th October at 12:45pm in the Year 3 Shared Area. 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.

For the year 2017-2018 the council members are:

Olivia R Kayden C Tierney D Davina M
Kayden Jessica M Tadhg E Rihanna U
Abduljbbar H Arkida G Karmella A Daniella G
Gavin S Joel P Robin V Diogo V
Enna N Minas S Jessica P Bright O
Jade Seraphim M Jasmine H Honey B
Maisy H Millie C Lucy H Lucy B
Shathusan M Joshua L Emile A  Ashley O


What have the School Council been up to this year?

 Remembrance Day 2017

This year 8 of our School Council reps, along with 4 pupils from Merebrook, represented the Merevalley Federation by attending the Remembrance Parade at Christ the Vine Church on Coffee Hall. Despite the cold, they all behaved impeccably and were a credit to us. The pupils enjoyed taking part in the march, a short ceremony to remember those in the forces and the laying of our wreaths. They were also lucky enough to hear a short address from the Major of Milton Keynes, among other dignitaries.



Children In Need 2017

The School Council Reps did a smashing job this year helping to raise money for Children in Need, by running our second ever ‘Bake for Pudsey’ event. Pupils from across the school entered cakes with a Pudsey Bear theme, which were judged by the School Council, who selected a winner and runner-up from each year group. These pupils received a prize and a certificate presented in assembly. There were some fabulous cakes entered this year, which made judging extremely difficult. We raised a total of £112.00 from this event alone. Pupils also came to school in non-uniform and dressed in spotty or bright clothing. The total amount raised for the charity on Friday 17th November was (TBC).

Christmas Fete 2017

The School Council worked alongside the FRIENDS of EVS to make the Christmas Fete a real success. They were tasked with helping to run all of the games stalls and did so in a very sensible manner.


Valentine’s Day 2018

The School Council have come up with the wonderful idea of writing messages of well wishes to the children and their families, whom are currently at Great Ormond Street Hospital (G.O.S.H.). Every child in the school has the opportunity to write their own message, which will be sent directly to G.O.S.H.

Easter Fundraising for  the Friends of EVS 2018

The School Council set up and ran an Easter Lucky Dip Event to raise funds for the Friends of EVS. All pupils had the opportunity to pay 50p and choose a mystery prize. Watch this space for the final amount raised!

Our Weekly Meetings:

Find out below what we have been discussing in our meetings this year.


School Council Meeting Minutes:


Spring Term 2018:

16.01.18  23.01.18  30.01.18  06.02.18 20.03.18

Autumn Term 2017:

17.10.17 31.10.17 7.11.17 (1) 21.11.17.doc



Summer Term 2017:

15.5.17 05.06.17 26.6.17

Spring Term 2017:

9.1.17  16.1.17  6.02.17 30.1.17 20.2.17 27.2.17 13.3.17 27.3.17

Autumn Term 2016:

7.11.16 14.11.16 21.11.16 28.11.16 5.12.16