The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run.
Why do we have a School's Council?
The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School’s Council?
Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The members then elect a chair, an assistant chair and a secretary.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the council. Members meet regularly.
What have we done so far?
The School's Council designed the trim trail we have on the playground. The children are also researching playground markings and are looking at where our new outdoor classroom could be positioned.