Our School Community

School Council

Welcome to our School Council page. Here you will find out about the role of our school council and how it works.

At Kells Lane, we believe that every child has a voice and should be given the opportunity to be heard. Through our school council we aim to involve every child right across the school. Our school council is made up of 3 different aspects; Action Teams, Communication Teams and Class Meetings. We are part of the Smart School Council Community.

The Communication Team for 2021-22

The Communication Team is made up of pupils from year 6. It is their job to oversee what is happening around school, support other children who have ideas or suggestions and keep everyone updated. They hold a weekly team meeting, run our weekly, Monday assembly where they update the whole school and meet with individuals and groups of children and staff, to ensure all ideas are being heard.

Action Teams

Action Teams are groups of children who have a shared idea or interest. Anyone can start or join an action team. All you need is an idea, some people to help you and a member of staff to sponsor you. Groups are set up by pupils to make a difference to the school community by:

changing something in school for the better

or sharing a passion

This gives all pupils the power to make decisions and become leaders of change. Action Teams are displayed on our progress board which is updated weekly by the communication team.

Class Meetings

Class Meetings are held weekly. The Communication Team meet to decide the topic based on ideas sent in by pupils and staff. The meeting question is sent out to all classes and the children run their own meetings. Different children take on the role of the meeting leader and the note taker. They discuss the questions in small teams before voting on their chosen answer. These are then sent back to the communication team and actions are put in place.

Our Head Girl and Head Boy 2021/22

Captains and Vice Captains

Team Captains September 2021

Sport at Kells Lane

Basketball Training @ Joseph Swan

School Sports Organising Crew

First of all, a huge thank you to the children who took the time to submit an application to be a part of the School Sports Organising Crew; making it a very difficult choice. Secondly, a massive congratulations to the four successful candidates. This year’s School Sports Organising Crew were lucky enough to participate in a training afternoon at Gateshead Leisure Centre with SSOCs from other schools around the area. The children showed fantastic teamwork and creative ideas to improve the sporting opportunities offered in our school. From this training session, the children came up with the idea of running a lunchtime athletics club for Years 1, 2, 3 and 4. The response has been huge and I am very much looking forward to seeing how this club develops and how well the four young leaders develop their skills to lead.