School Council

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