A school council is our group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. Pupils are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school. They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development, such as organising charity events and representing the school at outside events. Our school councillors are elected annually by the other children to help them understand democracy.
Our school council does a number of things:
- Our school council usually meets with a teacher fortnightly to discuss and sort out problems. These could include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed upon, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.