School councils give most young people an early opportunity to experience democracy and active participation in the decision making process which affects their lives at school. At Harrow Primary School we introduced a School Council from our first year of opening and now have a dedicated teacher responsible for supporting the ongoing work of the School Council.
The Harrow Primary Student Council was first started by the Headteacher, Mr Alim Shaikh when the school opened in 2012. It went through different phases with many different members and in 2014 Teacher Sadia took over as the teacher responsble for the smooth running of the School Council.
The School Council holds annual elections during the first half-term of the Autumn Term and we have emembers elected from every year group. Every member of the Council has been involved and works hard to instil a democratic style to do everything; from electing the members to collecting and reading suggestions, developing and selecting good ideas to organising trips to the Houses of Parliament which was undertaken in Spring 2015.
Our 2016-2017 School Council has yet to be elected and we thank everyone involved in the 2015-16 School Council. We are still a young and developing organisation but we are inspired to do better for everyone in the HPS community. Mrs Sadia Ajmal, Student Council Co-ordinator & Y3 Teacher
2015-2016 Harrow Primary Student Council
School Student Council presented their pledge to the Harrow Primary School Community today. After recognising the suggestion process, they communicated their role as School Councillors: Hawra (Yr 1) remembered that she will be meeting weekly, Zahra (Yr2) recognised that she will be responsible for bringing the suggestions to the meeting, Sumaiya (Yr 3) will help her younger sisters by reading and sorting the suggestions, Musa (Yr 4) will be the New Speaker, Adil (Yr 5) the new Secretary and lastly Yousuf (Yr 6) the Chairman.
I wish them all the success in the coming year! Teacher Sadia, Student Council Coordinator
2014-2015 Harrow Primary Student Council
"In the Student Council, we listen to children’s ideas and we try to do our best to implement them. It is fun to organise stuff like clubs and competitions and also making things.” Ahmed – Chairman School Student Council
“We change the school’s appearance; we try to do our best to make playground a fun place for all the children. I take my meetings seriously.” Taha – Note taker and IT Assistant
“We listen to ideas and if we can do them, then we talk to the head teacher and try to persuade him to give permission.” Mohammad - Spokesperson
“I am the youngest member of the SSC and I love getting the suggestions from the suggestion box. I am excited about the competition!” Sara - Suggestion Box Collector
“I am the most punctual member of the council and come up with great ideas, Mrs. Ajmal says.” Zainab - Ideas Collector