What is a school council?

A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils in the school. They work hard to improve the school and ensure it is the best it can be.

What does it do?

The school council meets every two weeks with Mrs Cozadinos to discuss any problems and suggest solutions. Some of the topics we discuss may include school lunches, behaviour, playtimes or ideas for fundraising events.

Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, meeting with teachers and governors, ordering equipment and planning new initiatives.

The school council also have responsibility for communicating their ideas with the whole school through assemblies, meetings with teachers and posting a copy of the minutes on the school website.

Our school council plays a vital role in improving the school and communicating all children’s views to the teachers and governors.

How can you become a school councillor?

At the start of the year the children receive an assembly about School Council and what the role of a school councillor is. Elections for school councillors then take place and the children vote for a councillor from every class. In Reception and Year 6 we elect two councillors from each class. If this is a role you might be interested in start thinking about what qualities you could offer the council, ready for next year’s election.

How can you spot a school councillor?

All our school councillors have been given special purple badges and would be happy to help you if you have any questions about what they do.