Millfield are proud to have a school council and they meet regularly to discuss the school and generate ideas for how the school can be improved. They also liaise with the Friends Of Millfield to help them allocate raised money to projects that will directly affect the children at the school.
Elections are held every year, with elected members serving a 2 year term of office. Potential candidates have to be nominated and then produce an election campaign. Voting takes place similar to that of a general election with eligible candidates’ names appearing on a voting slip.
We have good links with the local MP, Alberto Costa, and the School Council aim to visit the Houses of Parliament on a regular basis to see and learn how democracy and parliament work in practice.
Recently children have been working on several campaigns and aspects of the school. They meet with a dedicated teacher and have regular meetings with the head teacher. Recent projects have included:
Improving the school grounds
Outdoor play equipment for KS2 children
Environmental and recycling projects
The school council has also worked in partnership with other school councils from schools within the Trust on joint learning days. This has included planning and leading the learning days.