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
• 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?
• At least every half term.
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 The 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
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