Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and take an active part in the whole school community.
What is the School Council?
The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at St Anne’s. We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished, we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. Sometimes we have to talk to teachers and sometimes we have to make phone calls to people outside of the school.
Why do we have a Children’s School Council?
- To improve the school according to the children's point of view.
- To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
- To discuss and raise issues.
Who are the School Councillors?
Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.
What we do in the Meetings
Each councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in the meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas. They carry out surveys and votes within their classes so that each class's opinion is represented. These opinions are then fed back to the council and the opinion of the majority is taken forward.
We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Hopefully this will help.
Agenda - a list of things to talk about
Councillor - someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council
Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on
Motion - an idea for the council to discuss