School Council

School Council

‘Every child has a voice’

Each year voting takes place in every classroom, for the children who have campaigned to be elected to the School Council.

What is a School Council?

A School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their School.

What does it do?

A School Council meets – with a teacher present – to discuss and sort out problems and ideas.  These may include school lunches, behaviour, business plans or ideas for fundraising events.

Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed, such as planning charity events, School workshops, meeting with Governors or other communities, putting forward views of other children in the School.

What jobs are there?

Each year, every class elects two representatives, a Councillor and Deputy Councillor to be members of the School Council.  The Council will then meet to elect Officers such as:-

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

What makes a good School Council?

A good School Council is one that represents the views of the children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:-

  • Regular meetings
  • Good communication between Representatives and their class.
  • Smaller groups (sub-committees) working on specific events or issues.

Do they get things done?

Good School Councils do get things done – our examples include:-

  • Improved playground and field equipment.
  • Introduced a recycling centre on the School field.
  • Introduced a new School Council badge and School flag (designed by the children).
  • Introduced annual workshops with the Royal British Legion to commemorate 11th November.

Do you get out of lessons?

School Council meets fortnightly during a whole School assembly, so valuable lesson time is not missed.

What is the history of the School Council?

I love being on the School Council, as we can make sure what the children say is listened to.  We always try to improve the school with the ideas from the children – we have great ideas!

Sarah, Year 3