School Council, Eco Committee & Sports Ambassadors

School Council

Arden’s School Council has been representing the voice of our pupils in the decision making process for over 8 years. Being elected as a member of the council is a highly prized achievement by the children as it only happens after the completion of a democratic process that includes nominations and elections.

Meetings are held at least twice a term with an agenda that can involve issues suggested by their head teacher but also by regular meetings held by each class during class circle time sessions. Recently our school council have debated important issues including behaviour on the playground,  the ordering of school resources including playground markings and  choosing the annual charity to support.

If you would like to find out more about the work of our school council please contact Mr Shaw.


Environment Committee

Our Environment Committee has been running for a

number of years and is always looking for ways to make Arden a ‘greener’ place to be.


Every year, each class in KS2 elects a representative in an election, this then forms Arden’s Environment Committee. Environment Committee meetings are held half-termly to discuss issues suggested by Mrs Gorrie, a committee member or anyone in the school community.


The committee’s successes include achieving the highly acclaimed Eco-School Green Flag status and our

on-going work towards being a Fair Trade School.  We also hold regular fundraising events for the Fairtrade organisation this always proves to be great fun!

For further information, take a look at the minutes of the Environment Committee meetings posted on the

Environment Display Board, or contact Mrs Gorrie.


Sports Ambassadors

Arden’s Sports Ambassadors are a group of 10 children chosen by staff and pupils at Arden who display the values and skills of a promising sportsman or sportswoman. The Ambassador organisation at Arden has been running since 2010; first set up to inspire children with the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Ambassadors take their role seriously, trying their best to follow the Olympic values and encourage other children to become active and interested in sport.

Some of the Ambassadors’ group achievements are:

  • Working closely with and learning from Werneth High School Ambassadors
  • Meeting  James Godard, our ‘Adopted Olympian’
  • Running lunchtime skills and activities sessions for Year 3 and 4 children
  • Carrying out assemblies about their favourite Olympic sport and sportsperson
  • Working closely with a past pupil who was an Olympic torch bearer
  • Enthusiastic participation in the Stockport Schools ‘Baton Relay’ challenge in July 2016
  • The leading force and ideas behind two whole school Olympic displays
  • Attended regular Ambassador meetings and contributed to whole school sport and Olympic ideas.