WHAT IS A SCHOOL COUNCIL?
The school council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the view of all pupils and to improve their school. It gives the children a voice and allows children to raise issues and concerns or suggest ideas. Members of the school council are responsible for putting forward views of other children in the school. They meet (with a teacher present) to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
WHY HAVE A SCHOOL COUNCIL?
Having an effective school council, which involves the whole school, is beneficial to the whole community and also individuals as it gives children a say in matters that affect their school and wider lives. It helps our school develop into a caring community where pupils, teachers and parents/carers work in partnership towards shared goals. Being on a school council develops active learning of important life skills.
- Helps develop responsible attitudes
- Speaking and listening skills
- Moral reasoning skills
- Develops self-esteem and self-confidence