School Council

“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.”

- Greta Thunberg

What is School Council?

The School Council is a group of children who meet once a fortnight to discuss issues within the school. There is one representative from each class in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Why do we have School Council?

School Council give children a voice and an opportunity to ensure their views are heard and responded to.The School Council represents the whole school. Through our School Council it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.

Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:

  • Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities

  • Prepare them to play an active role as citizens

  • Develop healthy, safer lifestyles

  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people

  • To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others

Our School Council aims to ensure our children have:

  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment

  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them

  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills

  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school

  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process

Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:

  • A sense of ownership over policy and practice

  • A consensus over school issues

  • A responsibility towards the school community and environment

Our School Council should give pupils the experience of:

  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects

  • Speaking and listening skills

  • Debating skills

  • Mediation and negotiating skills

  • Basic budgeting and managing money