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 2019


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 as Election Day got underway and I am now very happy to announce that this year’s School Council has now been formed.  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. I am sure they will all do a fantastic job!

For the year 2019-2020 the council members are:

Alice LRaphael LTia DIsabelle N
Mai SPhoebe AScarlett DSamuel J
Archie BPoppy JMaddison PRaaeha A
Charley MArmin SNate WLeona S
Livvi RAbigail SAshley HKayden C
Emily MEvie CGoncalo VTom H
Bravinth BJessica RJanushia NAnnabell V
Ella GRhianon HZack MMatipa M


Our JRSO Team

Hope S – 5NB

Simisola-Zion -5JAP

Oskaras B – 5PH

Emily C – 5RR

Our  Junior Road Safety Oficers work 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 safe. Thank You.