School Council

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 2020’ 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 Rhea,  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 Julia,  our secretary,  puts the signed minutes into the School Council File. Julia will type up the minutes ready for next meeting and give a copy to the Headteacher to consider our ideas.

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