OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL
The School Council provides a voice for pupils in decision making within the school. The pupils are given time to share ideas with their School Council member who will bring these ideas to the meetings to be considered. Teachers also ask the School Council to make a final decision on ideas.
o To make the school an even better place to learn – a healthy school.
o To help solve pupil’s problems or concerns.
o To help make school a safe, happy and fair place to learn.
o To help teach us about democracy and good citizenship.
o To work in partnership with all adults in the school.
o To make sure every child can have their say.
o To link to other working groups in the school e.g. teachers, Governors.
• To work as a team to improve our school environment.
• To listen to all suggestions and consider how they can make our school happier.
• To work closely with all staff and pupils to make ideas possible.
• To attend and participate in School Council meetings.
• To share information from meetings with children in our class.
• To organise and raise money for charity events.
• To provide a role model to other children demonstrating excellent behaviour and attitude to all aspects of school life.
Springhead Primary School Council is made up of one boy and one girl representative from each class. Every child is given the opportunity to become a School Councillor. Children who would like to become a School Councillor are asked to share and explain why they would make a good representative for their class. After election speeches are made, the class vote anonymously to who they would like to represent their views. When the votes have been counted, the member with the most votes is elected. In the first School Council meeting, the chair, vice chair, e-safety representatives are elected. They are responsible for taking the minutes of the meeting. Each member is responsible for sharing the information discussed during the meetings with their class.
School Council Meetings take place at various points in the term with each meeting having an agenda. The teacher with responsibility for holding the School Council Meetings is Mrs Prutton. After each meeting, the councillors are responsible for reporting back to their classes and collate anymore ideas.