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School Council

What is a school council?

A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

What does it do?

The school council does a number of things:

  • The school council meets, with a teacher present - to discuss and sort out any ideas or problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. The focus for the school council this year is to discuss and come up with ideas about how we can be a more eco-friendly school.
  • Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as making posters, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with staff.


What are the aims of the school council?

  • To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children.
  • To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns.
  • To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
  • To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.


What jobs are there?

Each year, an election day is held.  Pupils who wish to be on the school council each write a manifesto, explaining why they would make a good school council representative.

On election day, every pupil from Year 2-6 votes for one candidate from each class who they wish to be on the school council. 

The new council then elects officers such as:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary







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