Why do we have a School Council?
The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school community because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as discuss decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School Council?
We have an active School Council with three children representing their fellow pupils from Year 3 to Year 6. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year.
What do we do?
Members of the Council have regular meetings with a member of staff where they can present ideas from the class they are representing and discuss future projects, creating action plans. For example, the council have planned sponsored events to raise money for the school and charities, represented the school at public events, met with visiting dignitaries including the local MP and Mayor and played an important role in the recruitment of new members of the Senior Leadership Team.