Our School Council for the Autumn Term
Our School Council
We have a ‘School Council' which consists of 7 pupils at present. Each class has a school council representative and these children have all been elected by their classmates during termly voting. The School Council meet with Miss Wright on a regular basis. The school council makes important decisions, after consulting with their peers, about our school. The School Council enables our children to have a greater say over matters that affect their education and schooling.
Why do we need a School Council?
School councillors help the adults in our school to make the right decisions for pupils. For many years it has been up to adults to make decisions for children but having a school council gives the children a voice.
What is the job of a School Councillor?
- To go to School Council meetings and take part in discussions
- To let your class know what was talked about at the meetings
- To take the ideas and views of your classmates to the Council
- To act as positive role models in school
- To be involved in activities that the School Council runs
What are the aims of our school council?
- To give pupils a real say in how you learn and achieve.
- To give pupils an opportunity to understand and participate in a democratic process.
- To enable pupils to participate effectively in school and debate and address issues of concern to you, both in and out of school.
- To promote the school's reputation and to maintain the school ethos.
- To undertake projects that will improve the quality of the school.
- To promote pupils’ views through discussion about issues raised by pupils and staff which affect the life of the school both in the present and in the future.
- To help the people who make decisions in the school to understand and respect pupils’ points of view.