Northway Community Primary School


School Council  

At Northway we have an active school council who meet weekly to discuss projects and improvements for the school. Every September, each class from Y2 to Y6 vote for their school council members. All Key Stage Two classes hold elections and the candidates are proposed, seconded and then the speeches begin!

Each candidate delivers a speech to their class, explaining what they would bring to the council and offer suggestions as to how to improve the school. Following this exciting time, all classes hold a democratic vote and the winners of each election are announced. The children thoroughly enjoy this election and it gives them an understanding of the importance of the British Value of democracy. 


Northway Primary School

Our School Council



Golden Time Display - Winning idea.

The children of Northway have seen all of the display ideas and have been voting for the one that will be put up into every classroom.  Well done to all the classes who came up with some fantastic ideas!  The children of Northway have decided that Year 6's idea of 'Space Mission' was their favourite and will be displayed in every classroom to monitor Golden Time.

Here is the winning idea!



Golden Time Display Ideas

Here are School Council's ideas for the Golden Time display.



Golden Time Board

School Council have decided to create a Golden Time board for every class. This will be to monitor who is getting Golden Play, who is losing some Golden Time and how much they will be losing.  School Council discussed this with their class and came up with a whole class idea.  Children will vote for their favourite idea this week!  Here are the children designing a poster to show the whole school their idea.



School Council share the Golden Time rules

School Council have now sent home a letter discussing the Golden Time rules.  The children of Northway have agreed it is only fair that children who are not making the correct choices in school should lose some of their Golden Time or all of it if their behaviour continues. Together we have agreed that the following behaviour is unacceptable

  • messing around and not concentrating in class

  • talking when teachers are talking

  • physically hurting someone on purpose

  • repeatedly being unkind or calling someone names

  • being rude and answering back.

As a school council, we have agreed that children should be given a warning before 5 minutes of their golden time is taken. If the unacceptable behaviour continues, they will continue to lose more of their golden play in 5 minute intervals. Children are able to earn their time back by making the right choices in school.  The school council have discussed this as a class and every child has signed the agreement to say they understand the rules of golden time.

School Council discuss Golden Time.

School Council are currently discussing Golden Time. School Council describe Golden Time as lots of fun activities to celebrate all of their hard work, throughout the school week. They have been agreeing rules that they feel are fair, for a happy and successful Golden Play. The School Council have discussed and agreed these rules with their peers during circle time and are currently working on a letter to send home to the parents.




School Council 2017-2018 are announced.

It was a very exciting assembly this morning as our school council members were announced!  A huge congratulations to Jak, Bobby, Jamie, Megan, Mirrame, Kyan, Frankie, James, Rose, Ellis, Faith, Jayden, Zara, Zac and Olivia.

Here are our lovely school council members for 2017-2018.


We wasted no time and held our first meeting and discussed the School Council Constitution.  This explains how our School Council runs.



  • To give pupils the opportunity to be involved in improving school life for everyone.

  • For pupils to work as partners with staff, developing a caring school community.

  • To provide all pupils with opportunities to develop skills that will be important throughout their lives.

  • To involve pupils in solving problems and resolving conflicts.

  • The school council will be made up with representatives from each class.

  • Extra members can be co-opted if the elected membership does not reflect the school community; for instance, the ethnic groups within the school or pupils with special needs or disabilities.

  • The school council will meet every week.

  • The minutes of the meetings will be distributed to classes to make sure everyone knows about the activities of the council.

    Responsibilities of pupil councillors

  • Class representatives will report back to their class after every school council meeting.

  • Class representatives will take issues brought by their class to the school council.

  • They should put across the views of their class, not their own views.

  • If a representative misses school council meetings three times without a good reason, the class can choose to elect a new representative.

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Contact the School

Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303