The school council meets – usually with a teacher present – to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.
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. “School council” means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments.
Berger’s School Council
At Berger we value and act on the views expressed by our children through their school council.
We have an annual election for two councillors from each class and include KS1 with representatives from both Year 2 classes. The council meets half termly and councillors report back to their classes and prepare for council meetings by holding class meetings to discuss issues of concern to the children.
In the past, issues such as the introduction of a school uniform were advanced through the council which is currently undertaking a whole school survey to guide the design and equipping of the new playground and working on the UNICEF Rights Respect in School Award.