At our school, it is important for children have plenty of opportunities to have a say on how the school is run. We do this by holding a School Council which meets every half term.
What is a School Council?
A school council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with the head teacher and governors in the school.
The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and even interviewing new staff.
At Waverley Abbey Junior School, the school council:
- Represents all pupils (a council member and deputy is voted in by each class)
- Listens to all pupils and allows them to communicate their views
- Provides feedback to pupils about what happened about their views
- Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!