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School Council

School Council Election Day 2019

What is the school council and why do we have one?


The school council is made up of different children from Year 1 to Year 6. It is a representative group of students who have been elected by their peers to represent their views and raise ideas with the Senior Managers and Governors of their school.   It meets to discuss ways in which every day life and routines in school could be improved. It is the children’s voice on the decisions which affect their school lives and the development of the school.  They take back the views and ideas to School Council meetings where they are discussed and debated. They then hold Class Council meetings to tell the children what is happening regarding their views and opinions.   School Council can also propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning and processes such as the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and staff appointments.


To be a good school councillor, you need to be:


  • A good listener
  • A sensitive speaker
  • Trustworthy
  • Helpful
  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • A good role model
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to share good ideas
  • Able to discuss and not argue
  • A willingness to develop skills such as confidence, communications and negotiation

What are the roles and responsibilities of the school council?


  • To express both their own views and those of other children
  • To communicate their feelings to adults
  • To attend regular meetings
  • To give up some of their personal time
  • To help make positive changes