We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school - the EVERTeam. Through our School Council it is hoped that we can develop a balance balance between responsibility and confidence whilst helping to improve our school and local community even further. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone in the school will benefit from the work of the School Council.
Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
Class elections will be held every year so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches as well as developing the full potential of the School Council to complete tasks. Two candidates will be elected from each class in KS2 - one from each year group - and one representative from our KS1 class (Class 1).
It is a very responsible job, and School Council Members will share information with the school and their class, and get ideas and views from pupils through talking with them.
The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will lead the meetings alongside the Headteacher. Everyone gets a turn to speak and all members are encouraged to contribute. In addition the Chairperson takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.
At the end of the School Council’s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. The chair needs to make sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.
Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school. The school will record School Council Achievements on the school newsletter as and when appropriate.