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.
Each year, every class will normally elect 2 representatives to be members of the school council.
The council will then meet to elect officers such as:
A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.
Many schools have councils, but they are not all successful. These are some things that make a council effective:
- Regular meetings
- Class/Form councils that meet regularly
- Good communication between representatives and their class
- Training for school council members
- A bank account or budget (however small) and annual evaluations
This half term the school council are trying to gain the support of local businesses to develop our school quad (outdoor area).
They have wrote a persuasive letter and are eagerly awaiting a reply. They hope to create a calming outdoor learning environment for all children within school.
B and Q have kindly donated some materials for our outdoor area, and children are now beginning to clear the quad, with the help of Mr Galloway, to plant new plants.
Pupils from all year groups are excited to join in the planting and organising of the new equipment.
School council has invited members of B and Q to school for the grand opening.