What is the School Council?
The School Council act as a voice for their peers- helping to make important decisions about daily life in school.
Every September, we hold an election where each class, from Year Two to Year Six, vote for their School Council class representative.
The whole school benefits from the School Council. It gives children the chance to express their thoughts and feelings about school. Giving children ownership over daily life in school knowing their opinions are valued.
How the School Council Works
The School Council meet at least once each half term to discuss up and coming events and any issues raised by their peers.
These meetings usually run for half an hour. After the meetings, the School Councillor, where necessary, will then feedback to the class the outcome of the meetings. School councillors are occasionally asked to attend meetings and speak to visitors to promote our school.
The Role of a School Council Representative
School councillors play a vital role in the day to day running of school as they are the voice of the children.
Pupils who are elected, are expected to:
- attend meetings
- feedback and discuss with their class any ideas and issues raised at meetings
- share opinions with the council
- be confident to speak in front of people
- respect and take into consideration other people’s thoughts and feelings.
School Council Success Stories
Some of the things our school councillors have been involved with so far are:
- deciding how to spend a budget for new equipment in the playground
- holding assemblies
- interviewing new staff candidates
- ensuring we keep our school a healthy school.