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Pupil Leadership


The aim of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s School Council is to involve pupils in decision making in and around the school. We help lead and direct fundraising projects and whole-school events as well as raising the profile of how children and schools can be involved in the wider community. On such matters, we discuss any points raised and vote on a course of action. At the beginning of the year a representative from each class is voted in to office. The older councillors in years 5 and 6 help keep the minutes, plan agendas and chair the meetings. Other teachers, staff and governors may attend the meetings and get involved in discussions or projects. We meet on Thursday mornings each week.


During 2018 and 2019 we managed and ran our school shop while also helping to organise a whole-school Red Nose day. This raised lots of money for this worthy charity. We assisted some Y5 children in the development of a day to raise awareness and funds towards the Jane Goodall Institute and the work done with chimpanzees. We examined ways in which we could make a practical difference to our school environment and joined the Walkers Crisp Packet recycling scheme. We estimate that we sent back over 1600 crisp packets by the end of the year.


It is a great opportunity to be involved beyond the classroom and as next year approaches and we anticipate a handover to new councillors, we hope the pupils will take the school on from strength to strength.