Why do we have a School’s Council?
The School’s Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School’s Council?
We have an active School’s Council with a boy and girl representing their fellow pupils from Class 1 to Class 6. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of each term, after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected.
Our School Council is an important part of our school’s Pupil Voice. Issues are discussed in Class Council Meetings and then the children’s views are brought to the School Council by the representatives. We feel that the school council is an important way to teach children about the importance of democracy and decision-making.
Recent work by the School Council:
- Book Swap – exchange of unwanted books
- Asking our classes about Sports provision at Wrotham Road.