At Wansdyke School, we have a successful and active pupil-led INSPIRE Council.

 Aims and Objectives

  • To provide the opportunity for pupils to become partners in their own education and to make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
  • To develop and promote children’s self-confidence, social skills and their responsible behaviour towards each other and towards their teachers and adult members of staff.
  • To develop the pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.
  • To develop pupils effective speaking and listening skills.
  • To develop the pupils’ recognition of themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard.
  • To allow the children to have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others.
  • To allow children to become more responsible and actively involved in the decision-making process of the school.

 Key information

The council is made up of children in Years 1 – 6 and Rainbow, with 2 councillors representing each class. In the meetings, we disseminate and share ideas, whilst also working on a specific aim. Every other week they meet together with Mr Heard and Mrs Bolwell to share and discuss the contributions from their class. School Councillors represent their class for ½ of the year.

INSPIRE Council’s current aim is to:

 Raise awareness of mental health in the school and promote acts of kindness

 During the year, the children have:

Organised activities for Children in Need

Raised money for wet-play resources

Held class cake sales