One Community-Many Cultures-Achieving Together
To help ensure our school is a safe and happy place for all children
To provide a place for children to voice their ideas, opinions and concerns
To encourage all children to be involved in decisions affecting our school
To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon
The School Council is made up of representatives from each class from Years 1-6. Every year, two new children are elected by their peers to represent their class. The classes hold elections, with children sharing their testimonials before the class and then elect one boy and one girl to represent them. A Chair and Vice Chair, who are the year 6 class representatives, lead the School Council. Class representatives take turns to record the minutes for each meeting. Mrs Miskin is the teacher representative who helps to facilitate the meetings.
The School Council meets every three weeks to discuss school matters. The purpose of the council is to give all children a voice and help to improve our school. They discuss a range of issues such as the Behaviour Policy, providing ideas for a school reward scheme, organising fundraising events for their chosen charity and representing pupil views on a range of issues. Many of the issues raised come from the School Council suggestion box. The School Council has participated in key projects including the recruitment of our new Head and Deputy Head teachers and the building of the new school library.
Our Chosen Charity for 2016/17
This year the School Council asked each class to suggest a charity they thought our school could support this year. Each class presented their choices in a whole school assembly and everyone voted for the charity they wished to support. All of the charities were very worthy of our support, but overwhelmingly the children voted to support Ronald Macdonald House. Please read below to hear about the incredible work this charity does to support ill children and their families.
Who we are...
At Ronald McDonald House Charities we provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. We support families while their child receives care and treatment in a specialist children's hospital by giving them a warm and welcoming place to rest their heads, just a moment away from their child. Over the last 25 years we have helped tens of thousands of families during some of the toughest periods in their lives.
When a child is in hospital their family can often be faced with having to travel long distances each day and either pay for costly hotel rooms or sleep on a chair at their bedside. Our Houses provide our families with a comfortable place to stay that's close to their child, giving them more time and energy to focus on being together.
There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all just moments away from their respective children's wards, with plans for further developments well under-way. Our dedicated teams of staff and volunteers welcome families to stay for days, weeks and even years, and help them to feel as at home as possible.
As an independent charity, we rely on the support and generosity of our volunteers, fundraisers and donors, and thanks to their tireless efforts the Houses are able to help over 7,000 families each year. It is our mission to ensure we have sufficient funds and expertise to develop and sustain free accommodation at every specialist children’s hospital in the UK.
Our first fundraising event this year was for BBC Children in Need. The whole school wore something spotty and donated £1.00. Everyone enjoyed the day and we raised a fantastic £180
£10 Challenge Results
Thank you so much to everyone who helped to raise money for Ronald McDonald House. The amount raised was amazing, with classes from Nursery to Year 5 taking part. Every class lots of money and all afoorts are greatly appreciated. The results for the top three fund-raisers were;
3rd place with £92.95 Year 4
2nd place with £142.00 Reception Class
1st place with £168.33 Year 3SN
The total raised by everyone came to
Northlands, you are so amazing!