What is a School Council and why do we have one at Horbury St Peter’s and Clifton Primary school?
A School Council is a group of children who are elected by their peers to represent the views of all pupils and raise issues and initiatives to make the school an even better environment.
The School Council benefits the whole school because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
What are the aims of the School Council?
Who can be a member of the School Council?
We have an active School Council with 20 boys and girls from Year 1 to Year 6 representing their fellow pupils. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short speech explaining why they are suitable for the role. The class then secretly vote for the 2 candidates that they think would be the best people to represent their class for the academic year. The chosen members then elect a Chair, an Assistant Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
What have our School Council achieved so far this year?
Got a concern or an idea?
Let your School Council representative know.
School Council Tasks
The school council have been busy creating a pupil survey. They then delivered this to their classes and collated the results. The area to develop was:
"I am happy at playtime and lunchtimes"
Because of this we spoke to our classes again and realised that we would like more equipment to play with and a buddy bench, so that if we didn't have anyone to play with, we could sit there and wait for someone to come and play with us.
Here are some pictures of us enjoying the new equipment and the buddy bench! Each year group received a large purple bag full of playground toys!
We are now working on plans for the Queen's Jubilee!