Two representatives are chosen from each class as representatives on the School Council on a yearly basis. The School Council does a number of things:
- They share the thoughts and views of their class with the rest of the Council.
- They provide ideas for things that they would like to see happening in school and can request equipment and staff support to implement ideas.
- The school council meets, with a teacher present - to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, ranging from choosing a theme for an upcoming fundraiser to picking out new paint colours for the toilets.
What are the aims of the school council?
- To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children.
- To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns.
- To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
- To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
What jobs are there?
Each year, an election day is held. Pupils who wish to be on the school council put themselves forward, explaining why they would make a good school council representative.
On election day, every pupil from Year 2-6 votes for two candidates from each class who they wish to be on the school council.
The new council then elects officers such as: