Why do we have a School's Council?
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way in which the school is run. It benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers. 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 pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council?
We have an active School's Council with one child from each class representing their fellow pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after completing an expression of interest form, designing and displaying election posters explaining why they would be a good councillor, giving a presentation to their class mates and winning the class election.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. A full school council meeting is held every half term.
Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference for School Council Meetings have been agreed as follows:
Our School Council will be successful if: