School Council 2023-24
Welcome to our School Council information. This page will give you some idea of the role and responsibilities of our School Council Representatives. Do you think you have what it takes to play an important role in our school and be a leadership voice for you fellow pupils?
The Role of School Council
In class, School Council representatives share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school.
The School Council representative records ideas and notes in their Council books to bring to the School Council meeting for discussion.
School Council aim to meet every week to discuss ideas from our Pupil Conference and ideas from our classes. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we have finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. We then talk to the people who can help to make it happen.
Together we can help Peterbrook Primary School to continue to grow and succeed.
Peterbrook Primary School Council Constitution
School Council needs a constitution because it will:
- Provide everyone with a clear statement of purpose
- Set out the rules and procedures to make sure School Council runs effectively and successfully
- Provide clear guidelines for anyone joining School Council
Name of organisation:
Peterbrook Primary School Council
- To teach and model democratic process
- To gather and share the opinions and needs of Peterbrook children
- To promote and improve the school and community
- To help to improve learning and culture in the school
- To teach and model civic responsibility by raise funds for charities and school
School Council will be made up of representatives from years 2 – 6.
Each class will elect one representative who attends meetings and gives feedback.
Having been a member of School Council for one year, children will then be unable to represent their class for the following year to allow opportunity to others.
Every year we run an election campaign to vote for a new representative for each class. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings.
Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination.
Any class member is entitled to run for School Council and the decision in each class will be made by a ballot.
Children wishing to be considered for School Council will need to present a speech to their class giving clear reasons and examples of why they are the most suitable candidate for the job
Once elected on to School Council as board members, the Y6 & Y5 children will be allocated specific job roles within the organisation.
These are as follows:
- Chair Person
- Vice Chair Person
The School Council Rules are as follows:
All School Council members must:
- be a good role model to their peers;
- be a respectful and polite listener;
- be the pupil voice for their class;
- seek and respect the opinions of peers;
- complete tasks set;
- contribute sensibly and participate in meetings;
- willingly give up your time to complete activities related to School Council.
School Council aims to meet every week, should additional meetings be required, these will be called as necessary.
The venue and time of meetings will be agreed at the beginning of each school year.
Decisions are made through a “show of hands” vote in which the majority rules.
The Class School Council representative is the voice of their class. They will canvass opinions, conduct surveys and share the ideas and outcomes of Council meetings with their class as appropriate.