School Council Archive 2016-2017
Children's School Council
What is the Children’s School Council?
Children’s School Council is a group of children who meet each month to discuss issues within school. There is one school councillor from each class in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.
Why do we have a school council?
-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.
How do I become a School Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, children can apply to become a school councillor. EYFS and Key Stage 1 children complete an application form and teachers choose the successful applicants. Key Stage 2 children who want to apply to become a school councillor, present themselves to the Key Stage 2 children with the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Children then vote for their favourite school councillor.
What we do in meetings?
Each councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.
School Council Roles and Responsibilities
- School Councillors are playtime buddies (on a rota).
- Every Friday at 2.30pm School Councillors become class helpers and go to another class within school to help the class teacher.
- School Councillors will create themed posters to raise awareness of initiatives in school.
- The School Councillors will show visitors around the school.
- Be in charge of organising themed events.
- Attend school council meetings monthly.
- Provide a voice for all pupils to put forward their ideas.
- Speak to pupils about requests and ideas to improve our school.