SCHOOL COUNCIL

Our school council consists of sixteen representatives, one per class, who meet to discuss ways the school might be further improved. Meetings take place fortnightly on a Monday lunchtime.  Each class has its own suggestion box and children are encouraged to contribute realistic suggestions which will lead to school improvement. During the meetings the merits of each suggestion are discussed and decisions are made.  Councillors are expected to be punctual and each class should send the deputy councillor in cases of absence.  Meetings last approximately thirty minutes.  Councillors feed back to their own classes, using the classroom interactive whiteboard and the minutes on this website.

The Role of the Class Representative

It is the responsibility of the class representative to make sure their classmates know what the council is doing. They should help them feel involved and show them how the council can make a difference.

They should:

  • Ensure they know who is the chair of the council.

  • Attend meetings and make relevant notes - the deputy should do this in the councillor's absence.

  • Report back to class using the interactive whiteboard and website each Friday afternoon.

  • Lead discussion in their classroom about issues addressed in the meeting.

  • Make a note about issues discussed in class to tell the chair so that they are put on a meeting agenda.

  • Read the council meeting minutes and make sure they are displayed in class so everyone can read them.

  • Organise a suggestion box in their classroom so their classmates can pass on ideas.

  • Make sure that their classmates are aware that they are welcome to visit any council meetings.

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