School Council

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:

  • One pupil from each class from Year 1 to Year 6 will form the Anlaby School Council.
  • Meetings will be held at least once every half term.
  • All meetings must have an agenda with minutes to record discussions and must be signed by the chair as an accurate record of proceedings.
  • School Councillors must report back to their classes after each meeting.
  • Consultation must take place between Councillors and their classes before decisions are made.
  • Carry out activities to gather the views of children in a range of ways such as questionnaire and discussions.

Our School Council will be successful if:

  • We have regular meetings.
  • We have good communication.
  • We have discussions that focus on action.
  • We all work together.