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School Council

Welcome to our school council page.

What is a school council?

A school council represents the views of all pupils.

It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.

A school council helps to make changes and improvements, and tries to make the school a nicer place for everyone.

How are school councillors elected?

At the beginning of the school year each class runs an election to vote for two new representatives.

Before they are voted in, nominees have to give a speech to their class explaining why they want to be on the council.

What makes a good school councillor?

A school councillor needs to be able to:

  • Speak out
  • Take their role seriously
  • Put across good ideas
  • Care for others
  • Be a good role model who can be trusted
  • Be reliable
  • Keep to the subject
  • Show enthusiasm.

What will our school council do?

We will hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school.

The councillors will present the views of their classmates.

They will provide feedback in a number of ways:

  • Through school newsletters
  • In class discussions and assemblies
  • Using the school council noticeboard.

What could they change?

There are many projects and aspects of school life that the school council could get involved with. Here are some examples:

  • Behaviour
  • Lunchtime/Playtimes
  • Areas around the school, e.g. toilets, cloakrooms and corridors
  • Equipment for the playground
  • Computing, including suggest apps for iPads
  • School environment – litter – recycling
  • Raise money for charity
  • Improve our classrooms
  • Help to organise special competitions/events
  • Help develop and improve the curriculum.

How does the School Council work?

Ms Skeggs leads the meetings and the two School Council representatives from each class are present.

Children are encouraged to listen to each other, respond to questions and share their ideas with the group. The representatives then return to class and are given time to feedback to their peers and possibly discuss new items.

When does the School Council take place?

Usually twice a half term for 15-20 minutes.

The School Councillors for 2019-2020 are:

Blackman Class: Isa and Chelsea
Shakespeare Class: Mannick and Martina
Pullman Class: Andrew and Najmo
Kitamura Class: Elliott and Laylia-Rose
Grey Class: Kaydee-Anne and Lily
Jeffers Class: Troy and Penelope