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





Cumberland School

Oban Close, London, E13 8SJ



T. 020 7474 0231

F. 020 7511 2510




School hours

Monday to Friday

8.35am - 3.00pm