School Council

What is the School Council?

  • An inclusive, structured, forum for discussion and decision-making
  • A means for pupils to raise issues and concerns
  • A means to consult all pupils
 
Why have a School Council?
  • To help pupils develop responsible attitudes
  • To improve behaviour
  • To give pupils hands-on experience of issues in schools today, including PDE and Citizenship
  • To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence
  • To improve leadership skills and responsibilities
 
How does the School Council work?
  • The Chair leads the meetings
  • Conventional committee procedures are used
  • Class representatives bring issues to the School Council
 
When does the School Council take place?
  • Usually every half term. Dates are in school calendar on our website
 
 How can I raise an issue?
  • Tell your form representative - your point will be raised at the next Year Council meeting. Items will then be brought forward to School Council meeting
How do I find out what happened?
  • Form representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible the following week
  • On school website and in Cumberland Chronicle
  • The School Council have outlined the roles of each officer, which will be as follows:
  • Chairperson:
  • draw up an agenda – all members can add to this up to two days before a meeting
  • take views of other Council members
  • give their views about matters being considered
 
Vice-Chairperson:
  • take the Chairperson’s place if not available
  • assist the Chairperson
 
Secretary:
  • take down the minutes of the meeting (minutes should be available by Monday morning following a Friday meeting)
  • write any letters/communicate with others