Boothferry Primary – School Council

School Council members are nominated by their class at the beginning of September.
A secret ballot is held to elect two representatives from each class in Key Stage 2.

Year 2 pupils are invited to attend the meetings to bring ideas and suggestions to and from Key stage 1.
Sometimes extra members are invited to join to represent other members of our school community.

Our job is to make our school as good as possible for pupils, families and every one who works here.
Meetings are held once every two weeks [sometimes more often if we have a lot of work to do.

We set an Agenda for each meeting and discuss each item.  We then go back to our Class Councils and ask them to vote on decisions that need to be made.

Representatives bring this information back to Council meetings for further debate and final decision making.

We ask pupils questions about what helps them to learn and what makes them feel safe and happy and we try to put in place the things they ask for.

Sometimes it is very difficult to please everyone!

We invite members of the Governing Body, members of staff and visitors who can help us, to come to our meetings.

If you have any problems, worries or ideas you would like us to think about please speak to your School Council representative.

We promise that your points will be discussed at Friday Council meetings.

Some of the changes our School Council has made:

  • Football area on the playground
  • Large play equipment
  • The Tyre Trail
  • Our outdoor classroom/theatre
  • Better sitting areas in the hall at lunchtime
  • School rules on the playground
  • Playground buddies
  • Buddy stop sign

Some of the Fund Raising we have been involved in:

  • ShelterBox
  • Red Nose Day
  • Non-uniform days
  • The Back Pack Appeal
  • Blue Peter ‘Send a Smile’
  • Oxfam
  • Home Start
  • Haiti earthquake appeal

When ever I have had a problem the staff on the whole have been sympathetic and helpful.

The best thing about this school, when I ask my child this question, he said Mrs Emmerson. 

The stimulating learning environment. 

The New Head teacher and deputy. 

The after school activities, film nights and discos.

This school meets our expectations in every way.

The friendly atmosphere, the safe environment & the teachers’ encouragement.”

Open weeks in Foundation allows parents to enjoy school as much as our children.

Being part of their learning – it doesn’t just stay in the classroom.”

My children are thriving as the school is committed to learning and progression.

My kids love the fruit on the snack table.

The joy of the teachers who greet the children and parents daily.

The Head teacher and deputy are fab, they join in everything.”

My children are developing very well in school.

My son’s teacher is creative, enthusiastic and genuinely cares about him as an individual .

I love the fact that senior members of staff know the names of the children.

Miss Pulleyn is fantastic

I love seeing school events on Twitter.

Opening the school doors at 8.40am has made it much easier as it is less crowded.

The new website is fantastic. It is up to date and it is great to see what the children have been doing.

Since the new Head and Deputy have arrived, so many things have changed. The school is alive now!.

The bike loan scheme.My family also like the school bank.

..closeness between all age groups and years.

The choice to do a traditional nativity was great !.

the amount of effort put in by the teachers to make topics interesting is brilliant.

The photography club is brilliant, I think introducing things like this is brilliant for the children.

Thank you for treating my child like your own.

You can approach any member of staff and they help you.

My children have come on and made progress socially and academically since joining.

I feel the school has advanced with regards to the appropriate curriculum for different age groups.

the school gives me advice as a parent so I can help my daughter.

“We can only applaud the ingenuity & continued compassion of the young people at Boothferry.”

“We want to thank you for welcoming my family when we moved here (from Bulgaria).”

History day was amazing. Brilliant idea.

Boothferry at Young Voices…..Just WOW! What an experience.”