What is a school council?
A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. The School council is a way to involve every pupil in decision-making, social action and in developing key skills for life.
School Council Application Form Closing date Monday 9th Sept 2019
What is our school council for?
The school council is about:
- Learning to work together
- Learning about democracy
- Learning how to play a positive role (decision-making) in our school community
The school council’s job is to involve everyone, not do everything. It needs to get everyone:
- Finding things they want to change
- Coming up with ways to make them better
- Putting those ideas in to action
- Seeing what works (evaluating)
What will the school council do for our class?
When you give your class representative an idea, she or he will:
- Note it down
- Discuss it in the next school council meeting
- Tell you what is happening to your idea within two weeks
The school council will try to make your idea happen by getting:
- If they can’t they will tell you why not.
- If they can, they will want your class to help make your idea happen.
What will staff do for the school council?
Make sure meetings happen when they are supposed to.
Support pupils to run meetings.
- The Headteacher will answer all the school council’s questions.
Meet the team: