Glasshoughton Infant Academy

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At Glasshoughton Infant Academy, we value the thoughts, ideas and opinions of ALL children in the school as they are the heart of our school community.

The GIA school councillors have a pivotal role in ensuring that the children’s voices are heard and have an impact on the development of the school and the community around us.

The School Council is made up of 14 representatives from Reception to Year 2. There are six Year 2s, four Year 1s and four Reception children evenly distributed from each class. All children who wanted to be a school councillor had to write their own manifesto in September, where children in each class had to vote for the manifesto they believed in the most. Those elected were announced in assembly so that they could be congratulated on their roles.

What have we done so far?

Our election day where Glasshoughton Infant Academy became a Polling Station. All children took a democratic vote to decide on our School Councillors for 2022/23.

Who we are

Here are our School Councillors for 2022/23 with their manifestos on why they wanted to be a GIA School Councillor.


Meetings are held once or twice during each half-term depending on the agendas set. In each meeting the councillors get the chance to share their voices and report back any feedback from their classes. The councillors also have a responsibility to set a good example in the school.