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School Council

The School Council has 14 representatives, a boy and a girl from each of the seven classes. They are elected to represent the views of all children and to improve the school.

What are the aims of the School council?

  • To improve the school according to the children’s point of view.
  • To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
  • To discuss and raise issues.
  • To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
  • To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
  • To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children.


How do children become a School Councillor?

At the beginning of each year, children can nominate themselves. Nominees present to their class the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Each class votes for their councillor.


What we do in the meetings?

The class councillor’s meet with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in the meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas. They carry out surveys and votes within their classes so that each class's opinion is represented. These opinions are then fed back to the council and the opinion of the majority is taken forward. Mrs Grimes writes up the minutes after each meeting and discusses these with all the staff. Any decisions made are fed back to all the children by the class teachers.


What has our school council done?

Held fundraising events each year to raise money for local, national and international charities

Improved playtimes by meeting with lunchtime/behaviour staff

Planned and led assemblies to keep all the children informed

Arranged for more bins to be in the playground to help keep the school tidy

Met with governors and completed questionnaires to improve teaching and learning

Helped to re-design the school lunch menu

Held competitions to design CD cover

Planned and led a school vote for House names

Decorated children’s toilets and purchased mirrors