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.

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:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

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