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School Council

We are very proud of our School Council at Portsdown Primary School and Early Years.

Our school has a fully-elected School Council that gives the children a voice in the decision-making process.  Each class (from Y2-6) has two school council member that are voted in by their classmates. School Council aim to meet twice a month and discuss a current question or need in our school. This is then feedback to the classes and the councillors listen to ideas.

Our latest minutes can be found here.

Portsdown’s Acrostic Poem – how we treat each other in school

School Council Poem – how we treat each other in school   

The role of a School Council Member

They attend regular meetings with other School Council members. They take ideas and suggestions your class have to discuss at School Council
meetings. They bring back ideas, information and suggestions to your class and encourage your class to listen, discuss, share their views and, where necessary, vote on
actions that need to be taken They encourage the children in classes to be aware of their school environment and to respect and care for it.

To keep up to date with the achievements and current questions please see our school council notice board outside our school library. This board will also show
you who are School Councillors are if you would like to talk with them.

Click below to view school council meeting notes:

School Council Meeting Notes

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth came to visit us!

A very proud moment for The School Council

Wow, look at their electric car!

To celebrate Clean Air Day, we have been lucky enough to have a very special visit from The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, The Deputy Lord Mayor and Councillor Ashmore on Thursday 20th June. Our special guests visited in the morning and did an assembly for all KS1 and KS2 children. The Lord Mayor and his team then went to visit the nursery children and staff. The children were able to ask the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth lots on interesting questions about his very important role. The children and staff enjoyed listening to The Lord Mayor’s stories about meeting the Queen during the recent D-Day celebrations. The children were inspired to hear that when The Lord Mayor was a young boy at school, he too had a special visit from The Lord Mayor at the time. He remembers really wanting to become The Lord Mayor when he was older… how fantastic is that!

We also had another special guest visit us… STOMPER! This is a very important monster who helps us to remember the importance of working together to make our air clean for everyone in Portsmouth to enjoy.
The School Council did an amazing job in welcoming the Lord Mayor and his team into school and confidently talked about their roles as JRSO’S. Well done, what a super team you are! We have made a promise to hold a walk to school week next year, to try and encourage more children and parents to walk into school, to help reduce the pollution in Portsmouth. Further details about this will be out at the start of the new academic year.

A school councillor commented that it had been the best day of their lives so far and another child in KS1 said that they felt very special for someone so important to be visiting our school.