A school council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
What does it do?
- A school council meets - with a teacher present - to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning charity events, meeting with governors or other communities, putting forward views of other children in the school.
What makes a good School Council?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our school council effective:
- Regular meetings
- Good communication between representatives and their class
- Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues.
Do they get anything done?
Good school councils do get things done - our examples include:
- Successfully re-introduced playground equipment
- Organised fund raising for Children in Need
- Improved playground equipment
- Work closely with Road Safety Officers
- Arranged a successful non-uniform day to support Comic Relief
- Currently raising money to fund an outdoor clock in the playground.
- Implementing school wide house points system
The School Councillors are supported by Miss Wilson (Y1/2 Class Teacher)