The School Council
The School Council
The School Council is an inclusive, structured, forum for pupil discussion and decision-making. It’s a means for the children to raise issues and concerns, to help the children develop responsible attitudes and to improve behaviour.
It gives children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship and helps to create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence.
The School Council operates with the Chair leading the meetings and conventional committee procedures used. Pupils take issues to their class representatives who raise them at the Council sessions.
School Council Representative
The School Council is an important part of the school and has been in existence for many years. It gives children a real and meaningful voice in the development of the school, makes important decisions about the school and contributes to items in the School Development Plan.
Every year classes from Year 1 to Year 6 each elect two representatives for our School Council. These roles last for the whole year. Each class debates the items on the agenda and decisions, view-points and suggestions are taken by the representatives to the School Council meetings. The School Council then debates all the view-points brought to them and votes on decisions.
Any child in a class can put themselves forward to be a representative, unless they have held the position previously. However, for the children in Class 6, this does not apply and all children can stand for the positions. Candidates prepare a short speech to say why they think they would be a good representative and their classmates vote for the candidates they think would best carry out this important role. This year the School Council Representatives are: