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 tries to make the school a nicer place for everyone.
At Tiger, every class chooses representatives to be members of the School Council.
Voting for members takes place at the beginning of the school year.
Before they are voted for, nominees have to give a speech to their class explaining why they want to be a School Councillor.
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.
The School Council will also meet with the school governors to discuss their plans for the year ahead.
What could they change?
There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with. Here are some examples:
· Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
· Equipment for our playground
· Computing 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
School Council Minutes