Ghyllside Primary School

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15th September 19
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Pupil Voice


At Ghyllside our school council provides a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, emotional literacy, problem-solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self confidence in addition to providing a dynamic foundation for learning about citizenship. The children on the school council often acquire skills which help them to become resilient to negative experiences while enabling them to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count. They are both respected and supported by both peers and staff at the school alike and often help shape the way in which our school is developing.  Much of the councils work is done 'behind the scenes' but they have been instrumental in setting up positive changes such as the 'buddy' system, break time equipment, healthy snack policy, helping to achieve the healthy school standard, school meal improvements, interior and exterior changes to the building and grounds, electricity contracts, fruity Friday, various fundraising ideas, football rotas - the list goes on! Councillors often meet with the head teacher, site manager and all other members of staff to discuss issues that have arisen in the school council meetings.  The meetings themselves are run by the elected chairperson and minutes taken by the elected secretary.

Our school council is a vital part of what we do at Ghyllside, providing the children with an elected voice in influencing decisions that move the school forward.

School Pupil Voice Minutes: Please click on the dates you wish to view.

27th April 2018

26th January 2018

13th October 2017

22nd September 2017

19th May 2017

10th March 2017

10th February 2017

17th Jan 2017

15th January 2016

11th March 2016

6th May 2016

24th June 2016

8th July 2016

30th September 2016



We have updated our Library system and now can be accessed at home!

 You will be able to find out what's new in the library or if the book you want is available.

Click on the Bookworm to access the Library.


Our Staff


The staff board is found in the entrance near the School office.  Can you find your teacher?