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School Council

Each class has a boy and a girl representative on the School Council. The children are elected through a vote in their class. Engaging in this election process reinforces the children’s understanding of democracy. As Headteacher, I sit on the School Council as an equal member – I would only ever overrule the School Council on matters of Health and Safety.

The School Council meets in the hall every four weeks or so. The majority of what we discuss is drawn from verbal feedback to the School Councillors or ideas submitted by any of our children in the Ideas Box in each module. In addition, there are occasions where the School Council is consulted by myself or other members of staff about aspects of school improvement. All of the meetings have an agenda and minutes are taken and circulated; the Councillors use the minutes to feedback on School Council business to their class.  The latest minutes are available on the right of this page.

Recent ‘headline’ examples of the positive difference that the work of the School Council has made include: a wider range of school-led clubs, refurbishment of pupils’ toilets, a better system for managing pupil-led bake sales.

End of Year Review: My Time on the School Council (2021-22)

A collation of the responses to the End of Year Review in July.



The three things that I have enjoyed most about being on the School Council are:


  • Helping the school – being able to impact and change the school for the better
  • Watching people enjoy the changes we added
  • Being able to make decisions
  • Having discussions – being collaborative – debating ideas – sharing my opinion
  • Reading the ideas in the Ideas Box
  • Reporting back to my class
  • Getting positive feedback from your class
  • Seeing Mr Howard more
  • Being creative
  • See different children and make new friends

The one thing that I have not enjoyed much is:


  • Choosing between two really good ideas – I found it hard to make tough decisions
  • Coming out of class to meet up – especially when something fun is going on
  • When you think something is good and others don’t agree

The best decisions / actions that the School Council have made this year include:


  • Double queue for Bake Sale
  • Friendship bench on the field
  • Toilet upgrade
  • Reporting back on the Outdoor raffle results
  • Out Club
  • Bins in the Millennium Garden and on the field
  • Being able to choose the theme for a dress up day
  • Helping decide where the Rose Garden should go


I would recommend the role to others because …

  • It really helps the school and is really great for sharing ideas – you feel included
  • It is nice to hear ideas from other year groups
  • It is fun and you can make your school better

Use the space below to add in anything else about being on the School Council:

  • A fun experience to help the school or make the school a better place
  • It gives you the chance to improve the school and be responsible
  • It is a large honour to be able to make decisions for the school
  • It’s really fun – it gives you a good feeling to help others!
  • I had a great time on the School Council
  • Getting a badge is cool!
  • I would recommend it to anyone interested
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