What is the school council?
The role of our school council is to ensure that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through the school council all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions to reach a democratic solution.
Who are the school councillors?
Our school councillors are taken from our Y6 class. Every child has the opportunity to serve as a school councillor for one term during their time in Y6.
This means that every child in our school will have the chance to experience the role of being a councillor before they leave us. We feel that this is a very important principal that reflects our school vision.
How do the school council work?
Each half-term the school council looks at an important issue. They consult with all the infant and junior classes in a special school council assembly to gather the views of the pupils on this subject. The ideas are then discussed by the councillors with the senior leaders in school and decisions are made about how we can move forward in this area.
This is then communicated by the counsellors to the children in a school council feedback assembly and to the wider school community through a newsletter. The school counsellors also meet with our school’s governors each term to talk about what they have been doing.