The School Council enables pupils to share ideas and to raise issues and concerns.
Each class has 2 representatives on the School Council, one boy and one girl, who are chosen by a democratic secret ballot of the members of their class. This group meets approximately fortnightly to discuss matters of concern to the whole school. These representatives report back to their classes on meetings and are a point of contact for any children in the class who want to raise issues or make suggestions.
At the meetings children make and vote for suggestions to make the school a better place. School Council meetings are joined by Miss Harling, but run by the Chair and Vice Chair who are Year 6 representatives who have been voted for by the other school councillors. Notes are made in every meeting and fed back to the class.
Improvements the School Council has initiated
They have voted on how money raised should be spent. They regularly discuss and address playground issues and their latest focus includes the toilet areas and switching off lights and chromebook chargers.
How are School Councillors elected?
If someone is interested in being a councillor, they put their name forward. They then have to give a speech on why they will be a good School Councillor. The children in the class then vote for the pupils they think are the best.
Each councillor has a School Council badge to wear on their uniform.