Whiteley Primary School

Young Governors

Young Governors at Whiteley Primary School

September 2019

We now have our new group of Young Governors for this academic year. Well done to everyone who was selected.


About Young Governors

Any pupil from (Year 2 – Year 6) can put themselves forward to be their class representative. After preparing and presenting a speech the class then vote for who they would like to represent their class.

Pupils at Whiteley know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter and so we have both a Class Council and the Young Governors.  These are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.  Through Class Council all pupils can raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all their classmates in reaching a democratic solution.  Wider issues that arise during Class Council are discussed further at Young Governors this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.


We held our meeting on 7th October and had lots to discuss: nearly all classes had some points to raise from their class council meetings. These are some of the main issues.

  • A few classes have noticed that there are a few areas of fences that are broken, we will go out and look to see if this is a real problem and then we will ask Mr Butcher if he could fix them.
  • More play equipment for breaktimes was raised a few times. We will look into the possibility of holding a fundraiser to raise some money and then we will find out what equipment you would all like.
  • KS1 have said that they would like a few more clubs. We will talk to the teachers to see if they’re planning on running anymore.
  • Both Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 have said that they would like to be able to play with their brothers and sisters at lunchtime. We will ask Mrs Pennington and see what she says.


We held our meeting on November 7th.

  • Mrs Pennington came along so we could talk to her about brothers and sisters being able to play together. She suggested that we came up with an idea of how this would work without the problems we’ve had in the past. We’re going to have another meeting with a smaller group of us so that we can put together a proposal of how we could trial siblings being allowed to play with each other… watch this space!
  • Jess and her team have found a few areas of fences that need fixing so they will write a letter to Mr Butcher to see if they can be fixed.
  • Both year 3 and year 6 have said that the locks on the girls’ toilets don’t work properly. We’ll have a look at these and see if we think that they need to be fixed.
  • Year 6 have asked if they can have air fresheners in the toilets….. we will ask the question.


Please keep your eye on this page for updates on projects that we are involved in and decisions that we have made.