We have a ‘School Council' which consists of 18 pupils; a boy and a girl, elected by their own class. This group meets with the Head Teacher, Mrs Butler, or the Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Symonds, on a regular basis. The school council makes decisions, after consulting with their peers, about changes in our school.
Recent decisions have been the newly refurbished library, playground developments and improvements in the woodland area and raising money for charity.
Why do we need School Councils?
For many years, all the decisions about children were made by adults. But adults don’t always make the right decisions, sometimes because they haven’t talked to the children about the issue.
By being on the school council, you will be able to help the adults in our school make the right decisions for you.
What is the job of a School Councillor?
- To go to school council meetings and take part in discussions.
- To let your class know what was talked about at the meetings.
- To take the ideas and views of your classmates to the Council.
- To be involved in activities that the School Council runs.
If you want to know more about the school council, or are interested in becoming a school council member, take a look at our School Council Booklet or you can visit the School Council Noticeboard.
Classes have a School Council book that contains the next Agenda (list of what is going to be talked about at the next meeting) and the Minutes (written notes that tell you what happened at the last meeting), as well as School Council activities.