Carlton J & I School Council
The school council meets to discuss things that are happening in school and to suggest ways that things in school could be even better. Recently school council have discussed school lunches, behaviour and ideas for fundraising events. Members of the school council are be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.
There are two members of the School Council at Carlton J And I from every class, they are supported by three members of staff. Meetings are held each week and there is a suggestion box in each class room so that all children can suggest things they might want the school council to achieve.
The aim of a school council is to teach children about democracy and decision making. It also gives them ownership of some aspects of school life. The views of the school council are very important and are listened to by all staff.
Head Boy & Head Girl 2012
We have elected a Head Boy and Head Girl this year at Carlton. Year 6 children were invited to nominate themselves and speak to children in Year 5 and Year 6 about why they would make a great Head boy or Head girl. Each child spoke with confidence about how they could contribute to the life of the School. Their ideas and the mature way they spoke was humbling and we are so very proud of each and every one of them. The children and senior staff then decided who would be elected.
This is a position of great responsibility and we know every child in School will look up to our Head Boy and Head Girl. They will lead the School Council, show visitors around and be ambassadors at public events as well as speaking to governors and to children in assembly.
The pupils taking up these roles are:
"I am glad I was elected Head Boy because I like to help people. I am really proud that I was chosen. If you want to make the school a better place come and speak to me."
"I am so glad I was chosen because I am a fantastic role model. I am a responsible girl. If you have any suggestions come and speak to me and I will help."
Kirklees Council donated a 15ft Oak tree to Carlton to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. School Council spent this afternoon planting it in our Forest School!
Take a look at the video below and don't forget to look out for our commemorative tree!