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The Role of the School Council

Being a Councillor is a very responsible position. You need to have lots of ideas to help improve the school environment. As a School Councillor you should  listen to everyone in your class. If any child has an idea, you can ask their class to bring it to the council meeting to discuss. The meetings are held every two weeks and each Councillor has their own role. Click the 'Meet the School Council Team 2017' to find out who we are.


A School Council Meeting

Meetings are held every fortnight and each Councillor has to sign an attendance sheet. They also receive an agenda with the minutes from the last meeting. When Ben,  the Chairperson,  reads out the minutes one person has to agree the minutes. They raise their hand and say "I agree". Following this another Councillor raises their hand and says, " I second it". Then the Chair will sign the minutes and this will be in the minutes of each meeting. The School Council then go through the agenda discussing matters to improve the school environment. 

After the meeting Keegan,  our secretary,  puts the signed minutes into the School Council File. Keegan will type up the minutes ready for next meeting and give a copy to the Headteacher to consider our ideas. 

School Council Interviews the Eco Team


What things do you do for the school?

Shayne- environmental issues, making the school better and healthy lunches.


How do you improve the school?

Mariatou- save energy, turn lights and switches off.



Do you recycle?

Mr Ralston- the bin company recycles the rubbish for us.


What do you discuss?

Laura- helping the environment, saving electricity.

Environment is your surroundings.



What is eco?

Siper- how we can help the school and improve the environment by not destroying it.


What have you been doing over these past weeks?

Martin- promoting healthy packed lunches.

Laura- talking about it in assembly, make posters and helping people to have a healthy lunch.

Did you know?

School Councils have been around for around 40 years, but now with citizenship being taught, there are many more around.

The government says that school councils are important but they aren't forcing schools to have one.

In some countries there are laws which state all secondary schools must have councils. These include:


  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Sweden