What is a school council?
A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. We have a head boy and head girl who lead our the meetings.
What does it do?
A school council does a number of things:
- The school council meets – with a teacher present – to discuss ways to improve our school.These may include discussing the school improvement plan, lessons, school values, school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.
Each class elects one school councillors who represent their peers for a year. The children elected to the school council have to take on various roles including Chairperson, Vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer. They meet each term and discuss issues that affect the school.
Our school council has been effective in a variety of fundraising activities:
- Supporting our school charity NSCPCC.
- Organising whole school workshops such as Anti -bullying workshops, Friendship Friday activities.
- Organising play equipment for use on the playground and in classrooms during “wet playtimes”.
The school council enjoys the responsibility for escorting visitors around the school on our open days and even interviewing new teaching staff.