What? Why? How? When?
What is the School Council?
- An inclusive, structured forum for discussion and decision-making.
- A means for children to raise issues and concerns.
- A means to consult all pupils.
Why have a School Council?
- To help children develop responsible attitudes
- To promote pupil voice
- To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship
- To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence
- To improve pupil/teacher relationships
How does the School Council work?
- Conventional committee procedures are used
- Class representatives bring issues to the School Council
When does the School Council take place?
- Usually every once a month for 20-30 minutes during the lunch hour.
- Organise ‘Fruity Friday’ once a month
How can I raise an issue?
- Tell your class representative- your point will be raised at the next meeting
How do I find out what happened?
- Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible the following week