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School Council

What is a School Council?

•A school council represents the views of all pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
•A school council helps to make changes and improvements, and thinks of ways to improve our school.

Election Process
•At Our Lady’s, a new school council is elected each year, with every class from Reception to Y6 nominating two representatives to be members of the school council.
•Voting for council members takes place at the beginning of the school year.

What makes a good school councillor?
A School Councillor needs to be able to:

  • speak out
  • take their role seriously
  • put across good ideas
  • care for others
  • be a good role model who can be trusted
  • be reliable
  • keep to the subject
  • show enthusiasm

What will our school council do?
We will hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. The Councillors will present the views of their classmates. They will provide feedback in a number of ways:

  • through the school website
  • in class discussions and assemblies
  • using the School Council noticeboard.

That could they change?
There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with. Here are some examples:

  • Behaviour
  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes
  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
  • Equipment for our playground
  • ICT equipment/suggest apps for iPads
  • School environment – Litter – Recycling
  • Raise money for charity
  • Improve our classrooms
  • Help to organise special events/competitions
  • Help shape our curriculum

How do pupils contribute their ideas?
If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council:

• Speak to a school council representative.
• Post your ideas on the suggestion wall in your classroom under the photos of your school councillor or hand them to your class councillor.

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