St Michael’s School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. It is an important and useful way for us as a school to provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils.
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. We have a group of children who are made up of KS1 and KS2 pupils.
At the beginning of the school year, every class elects one representative to be a member of the school council. The council then meet to elect officers such as:
School Council Leaders
In our school we run a combined infant and junior council. We meet together every week.
How does the School Council work?
The School Council leaders lead the meetings. Class representatives or teachers bring issues to the School Council. Class representatives keep a note in their class school council book of any ideas given by the other children in their class and then raise these points at the following meeting. Class representatives feed back to their class as soon as possible after a Council meeting. There are minutes written up and put on the School Council board as well as the school website.
Members of the school council attend regular meetings with other School Council members from each class. They take ideas and suggestions the class have to bring back from the meetings ideas, information and suggestions to their class and encourage them to listen, discuss, share their views and, where necessary, vote on actions that need to be taken.
Council members help to organise charity events throughout the year. They encourage the pupils in their class to be aware of their school environment and to respect and care for it.
Some of the more senior School Council members are responsible for specific tasks. The Chairperson leads the meetings, the Secretary writes the minutes of the meetings and the Treasurer manages the money with a link teacher.
Meet our School Council:
Our school council is formed of 12 pupils, who were elected by their class members, to represent the views of all pupils and to improve our school. Our group of children are made up of KS1 and KS2 pupils.