What is a School Council?
A school council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with your headteacher and governors in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.
To be effective, the school council must:
Our School Council
Our school council is made up of pupils from Year 1 - 6. Children from each class are democratically chosen at the start of each school year by their classmates to represent the views of their class at council meetings. It is a great compliment to those pupils that are chosen, as it shows that their peers have placed their trust in them.
During the year, the Council take part in a variety of activities which help to provide information about the well-being of our pupils and how to make our school a better place for everyone.
This year each class created some shared Christmas cards to deliver to our business neighbours in the village. As a School Council we delivered them with our warmest wishes for the holiday season.
What we did 20115-16:
Our school council have been busy this year! Working alongside Miss Pomeroy we have helped to make some important decisions for our school.
From looking at how to cut electricity costs and educating our classes on how to do so to suggesting fundraising idea’s such as hair dare day. We also regularly look around the school at our learning environment and make suggestions as to how it could be fun and engaging for us.
Our latest project was ‘Healthy Living’ and in the dining room we devised a plan to put up a display called ‘A Minion ways to be healthy’ where the whole school could be involved in sharing their healthy lifestyle tips!
Written By Lauren Hobbs (Sapphire class school council representative)