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School Council


West Byfleet Infant School Council

Here at West Byfleet Infant School, we believe it is very important for ALL children to have a voice and feel as though their views and opinions count.

Every Term, each class from Year 1 and Year 2 holds an election to find their class representative.

Each councillor has to ensure that the views of all of the children in their class are heard. They work hard to find ways of collecting the ideas and suggestions of the rest of the school by having:

  • class votes
  • a notebook to record the views of others
  • suggestion boxes
  • questionnaires

Our school council is led by Mrs Claire Clark. We meet once a week to talk about any issues that have been raised by the children in our class and work though our action plan.  If you have any ideas about how we can make West Byfleet Infant School a better place, then speak to your class councillor today!


Action Plan for 2020/2021:




What are we trying to do?


How will we do it?


Progress Review

Make sure everyone around school knows who our school members are
  • Wear our hats during playtimes
  • Display our pictures on SC displays
  • Introduce ourselves in an assembly.  Explain that other children can tell us their ideas and we will talk about them in SC meetings
  • Display our action plan and share our action plan in assembly
  • Put our action plan on the school website
  • Introduce ourselves to the school governors
  • Encourage our class mates to share their ideas using suggestion books
To start up a children's newsletter
  • Collate ideas to create a children's newsletter
  • Interview members of staff for an article
  • Come up with some jokes, word search, colouring, dot to dot etc
  • Issue newsletter once a term
To conduct a survey across the school to find out how safe the children feel in the school
  • Decide on a set of questions to ask our classes
  • Meet with Mrs Perry, Safeguarding Governor, to discuss safety
  • Ask the children in our classes the questions
  • Meet again with Mrs Perry to look at answers
  • Present our findings to the Governing Body
  • To arrange a joint School Council with the Junior School
  • Try to find solutions to help everyone feel safer than they already do in school

March 2020





In the current Covid climate, find a way to run the School Council without mixing bubbles
  • Run a class vote for School Council members
  • Investigate ways to remotely connect as a School Council
Ongoing Autumn 2020