Here you will find out everything you need to know about being a member of the school council from how to become one, to the roles and responsibilities of a councillor.
Every year in September we hold our School Council Elections and each of the Reception and KS1 classes elect two representatives to become part of the school council. When you are elected you receive a school council pin badge for you to wear when attending meetings.
The School Council meets once every half term and the meetings are facilitated by a Headteacher or PSHE lead. The School Council works on a wide range of issues. We believe that every child has a voice in our school and that every child can contribute their ideas and opinions through their class representatives for discussion by the School Council.
What do the School Council do?
The School Council take part in lots of activities including:
- Listening to the views and concerns of other pupils
- Representing these concerns to teachers, Mr Burbidge and other adults
- Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and make decisions
- Thinking of ways to contribute to our local environment
They consult with the children in their classes and put forward suggestions to improve the quality of the school environment.
This year the school council have met to discuss the following:
One World Week and Planet Protectors
The whole school planned a One World Week to learn about sustainability, recycling and how to reduce our carbon footprint. At the end of the week the school council met to discuss ways we can help as a school.
During the meeting the following pledges were agreed:
- Recycle our milk cartons and source paper straws, rather than using plastic ones
- Select class 'Planet Protectors' as ambassadors for change
- Purchase bigger fruit waste bins for the playground