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


We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school.  We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community.  Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.

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 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

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 have the opportunity to be elected for School Council. Two candidates will be elected from each class in KS2 and two from Year 2. 


  • Two representatives from each KS2 class

  • Two representatives from Year 2

  • A member of staff 

  • An agenda is organised by the member of staff

It is a very responsible job, and School Council Members will share information with their class, and get ideas and views from pupils by talking. They can be identified by their 'School Council' badge. 

Giving Feedback to Pupils:

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.