School Council

What is the School Council?

  • An inclusive, structured, forum for discussion and decision-making
  • A means for children to raise issues and concerns
  • A means to consult all pupils

Why have a School Council?

  • To help children develop responsible attitudes
  • To improve behaviour
  • To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship
  • To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence
  • To improve pupil/teacher relationships

How does the School Council work?

  • The Chair leads the meetings
  • Conventional committee procedures are used
  • Class representatives bring issues to the School Council

Officer Roles

The School Council have outlined the roles of each officer, which will be as follows:

Chairperson

  • draw up an agenda – all members can add to this up to two days before a meeting
  • take views of other Council members
  • give their views about matters being considered

Vice-Chairperson

  • take the Chairperson’s place if not available
  • assist the Chairperson

Secretary

  • take down the minutes of the meeting (minutes should be available by Monday morning following a Friday meeting)
  • write any letters/communicate with others

If a member seeks election as Chairperson, and is unsuccessful, they will automatically go forward for possible election as Vice-Chairperson.

The Council agreed that these positions should be open to year 6 pupils only.

When does the School Council take place?

Usually every week, on a Wednesday, for 30 minutes.

How can I raise an issue?

Tell your class representative- your point will be raised at the next meeting.

How do I find out what happened?

Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible the following week during class council.