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. Each year, every class will normally elect 2 representatives to be members of the school council. The council will then meet to elect officers such as: Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
What does it do?
A school council does a number of things:
What makes our school council a good one?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all pupils and gets things done. These are some things that make a council effective:
Our School Council meets once a month. Two children from every class represent their own class on the School Council. The children are elected to the School Council by their peers. They take whole school issues and ideas from their own class councils and feed them into the School Council. They also share ideas and decisions from School Council with their class. Decisions made within School Council can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school.
The School Council have an 'ideas box'. It is available for anyone to pop their ideas on a note and put it in the box. At every School Council meeting the box is emptied, the notes are read out and the members discuss the ideas to see if there is anything they can do to bring them to life.
Achievements so far this year:
Projects our school council are planning to work on this year are: