CEO – Exceed Academies Trust: Mr. Duncan Jacques
Headteacher: Ms Saima Bahadur
Horton Park Primary School, Dawnay Road,
Canterbury, Bradford, BD5 9LQ

School Council

Welcome to our page on the school website! Our School Council representatives for 2019-20 are:

1A – Ella Williams
1B – Oliver Eastwood
2A – Ariana Mughal
2B – Mohib Munir
3A – Harry James
3B – Aman Muhammed
4A – Ahmed Efhil
4B – Safa Haque
5A – Mustafa Riasat
5B – Matilda Jones
6A – Jacqueline Graham
6B – Talha Narvel

What Do School Councillors Do?

As School Council representatives, we listen to the ideas of pupils in our class and across school who make suggestions on how to make Horton Park a great place to learn. We then discuss these ideas and think of ways of making it happen with the help of Mr Khan, who is the Investors in Pupils lead.

There is one School Councillor from every class in school and 14 in total. We meet every Wednesday at 3:00pm for 30 minutes. The Co-Chairs are Alima and Salma from Year 6 and they take turns to read the agenda and makes sure the meetings run smoothly. Hafsah, from Year 5, is the Minute Taker. She takes the register as well as writing down what has been agreed.

What Are We Currently Working On?

We are currently working on raising awareness of gender stereotypes by working with the charity Barnardo’s, piloting the Buddy Scheme and working towards the IQM Award (Inclusion Quality Mark).

If you want to keep up-to-date with what we are doing, or have an idea of making the school a better place, please speak to your class representative. Be sure to read our notice board outside the Large Hall which displays the weekly agenda and meeting minutes.

Do You Want To Become A School Councillor?

To become a School Council Representative for 2019-20, you will need to complete a nomination form explaining why you will be a good representative for your class. You will then deliver a short presentation outlining what you hope to achieve as a School Council Representative. After all the presentations, your class will vote on their preferred Councillor in a secret ballot. The person with the highest number of votes becomes the class representative.