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.
The school council at SCPS is made up of a girl and boy from each KS2 class. Pupils are elected by their peers after presenting their manifesto (or reasons why they would make a good school councillor). By each class electing their representatives it reflects the British democracy we live in.
What makes a good one?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all pupils 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
The School Council at SCPS
Mrs Hamilton runs and organises school council meetings at Spring Cottage.
What have the School Council at SCPS achieved in the past?
- Re-designed the lunch menu
- Purchased play equipment for the playgrounds
- Designed the trim trail.
- Improved the layout of the school dining hall
- Involved in the acquisition of the school playing field from the council