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:
- 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
- take the Chairperson’s place if not available
- assist the Chairperson
- take down the minutes of the meeting (minutes should be available by Monday morning following a Friday meeting)
- write any letters/communicate with others