Our School Council Vision Statement
‘Our School Council is a great way of ensuring that all pupils get the chance to be listened to and are involved in some of the decisions that are made, to help make our school a fun and happy learning environment that we can all be proud of’.
Meet the School Councillors
What is a School Council? A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. “School council” means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments. Each year, every class will normally elect 2 representatives to be members of the school council.
The council will then meet to elect officers such as:
A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.
Many schools have councils, but they are not all successful. These are some things that make a council effective:
- Regular meetings
- A council that is not too big
- Class/Form councils that meet regularly
- Good communication between representatives and their class
- Training for school council members
- Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
- A bank account or budget (however small)
- Annual evaluations