Who is the School Council?
Our school council consists of class representatives who are elected every term to represent their peers.
Two of the representatives have particular roles – these roles are Secretary and Treasurer.
How are the reps nominated?
Pupils are nominated and their names are put forward in each class.
The rest of the pupils then vote anonymously. This process happens termly. The School Council elect and vote for a Secretary and a Treasurer.
Our ideas and discussions
We have discussed ways to improve our year areas and further learning opportunities.
Our ideas include more equipment for break times, DVDs for indoor breaks, a wider selection of fiction books and more trips and visits.
The School Council have shared their views about the school; we have discussed enjoyment, aspects of learning, lessons and additional activities.
We are in the process of purchasing a range of break time equipment, such as play balls and footballs. We have allocated 20% of our budget for this equipment. We aim to purchase a range of fiction books and DVDs.
During the last few academic years, the School Council have organised various charity events and school events.
These have included: The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal, Red Nose Day, ‘Gunge The Teacher’ for Comic Relief and designing the courtyard areas.
Members of Year 6 are appointed to carry out duties within the school.
Prefects aid in the running of the canteen, show visitors around the school and support younger pupils.
Head Boy and Head Girl
Our Head Boy & Head Girl are elected every year. They have extra responsibilities including representing the pupil body to the Governors at annual meetings. Their report from July 2019 is below.
We were elated when we were elected by the teachers to become Head Girl and Head Boy. We feel proud to wear the badges that were given to us early in the year.
Our time at TC has been enjoyable. We particularly enjoyed giving tours to prospective parents and pupils and showing them our marvellous school. Doing this helped develop our communication and leadership skills.
We relish any opportunities given to us, including: speaking in worship and in church, reading in the Charter Day service and representing the school in many sporting events.
Thomas Coram is a brilliant school and we will remember these four years of our lives forever. We loved the residential trips in Years 4 and 6 and we will miss the fantastic teachers who have taught us over the years. Finally, on behalf of all the Year 6 pupils, thank you for four unforgettable years at TC.
Anna and Ollie
The Eco Council consists of 11 class representatives.
Children nominate themselves and their peers vote anonymously to pick a rep.
The reps are re-elected every term.
The Eco Council’s aim is to make The Thomas Coram Church of England School more sustainable by reducing its energy use and increasing the amount of recycling carried out. Each classroom has battery and paper recycling points. Each cloakroom contains a plastic bottle recycling box.
We currently hold the Bronze Award from EcoSchools and are working towards the Silver Award.
We are trying to encourage the local community to send us their old batteries for recycling. We have an agreement with www.batteryback.org to responsibly recycle any batteries we collect.
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