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Westmoor Primary School

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School Council

The members of the council play a crucial part in the development of our school and each member takes their role very seriously. As a result of their hard work, they have organised and implemented many positive changes within the school.


The Selection of the School Council happens at the beginning of each School year. One child from each class in Years 1 to 6 are elected from a range of nominees.


Once the Council is elected, they elect their members into key roles. This year the school council elected - 

Chair - Zayn M

Vice Chair - Aisha A

Secretary - Safa M


All School Councillors wear a distinctive badge and the team is facilitated by Mr Williamson.


From Buddy Bench monitors to advocates of Anti-bullying, we are role-models who truly represent the voice of the pupils at Westmoor Primary School, demonstrating Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Readiness and Respect (Our 6Rs)


  • We develop our school and ourselves by discussing ideas and making decisions, whilst respecting the views of everyone.

  • We work together, making every effort to ensure our School is the best school possible.

  • We aim to make pupils feel included, happy and safe.

Welcome to Your Vote Week

On Friday 2nd February, our Year 5 & 6 school councillors attended Fairfield School, as part of the national 'Welcome to Your Vote Week' celebrations. On the day, the councillors met with other schools participating in the Democracy Friendly Schools programme and had the chance to share and listen to ideas about changes we can make in our local area.

In addition to this, the councillors had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Kirklees - Cahal Burke and the Leader of the Council - Cathy Scott. Their input into our Democracy Friendly Schools programme has been invaluable.

Democracy Friendly Schools Launch

Today, January 11th we launched our 'Democracy Friendly School' campaign. In assembly, we watched a short video (see below) about democracy in Kirklees and how we can become active citizens. Our school councillors will be democracy champions in their own classes, supporting the activities we have planned over the coming weeks.

As we learn more about local democracy, we will be looking forward to welcoming our Kirklees councillors into school, shortly before Easter. 

Democracy Happens Where You Are

Westmoor Joins The Democracy Friendly Schools Programme

Today, 23rd November, the School Council met with Michelle Ross from the Kirklees Youth Council. We spoke about our vision for democracy in our school and the local area. We will be meeting regularly before launching the programme in the New Year.

Watch this space!

Mayoral Visit

On Thursday 9th November, our school council welcomed
the Mayor of Kirklees - Cllr Calhah Burke - to school.

The Mayor spoke to our school councillors about his role
and the role of Kirklees Council. He also spoke about the importance
of Democracy and how our School Council is an example of the
democratic process.

The Mayor praised the enthusiasm of our new councillors in their
roles and wished them well for their terms in office. He then invited
the school council to join him at Huddersfield Town Hall, in the New Year,
for a guided tour and the chance to visit the council chambers.

Thank you for visiting Mr Mayor.


Dewsbury MP attends Council Inauguration

Our local Member of Parliament - Mark Eastwood - led the
inauguration of our School Council today (October 13th).

During our assembly he spoke about Democracy, the importance
of elections and the ability to bounce back after disappointment.
Telling the children about his 7 election defeats, before finally succeeding
and becoming an MP.

He wished the new councillors well in their new roles and asked
for regular updates on the changes we make this year.

Thank you for visiting Mark!