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.