School Council: Talking Together
"We make the school a better place!"
What is a School Council?
- The School Council meets with a teacher present, to discuss and sort out problems. These may include: school lunches, behaviour, ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the School Council will normally be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.
What jobs are there?
- Each year, every class will normally elect a representative to be a member of the School Council. The council will then meet to elect officers such as; Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
What makes a good one?
- A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done. To be an effective school council we have: regular meetings, a council that is not too big, good communication between representatives and their class, annual plan.
Do they get anything done?
- Many School Councils just talk but good School Councils get things done.
Do you get out of lessons?
- If your School Council meets during curriculum time, then you would miss some lessons. Some School Councils meet at lunch time or after school.