It’s a democracy! The inner workings of our School Council

A playground buddy system, more time with Mitzi the dog, a cheerleading competition club, school sunglasses and a charity book sale are a few of the things the children brought forward to the school council this week.

Our newly elected panel all received their badges enthusiastically before getting to work. Discussions around playground rules and play equipment were warmly received by Mrs Wilson before each child presented their class’s suggestions to the panel on what they would like at school.

The school council helps improve many aspects of school life by providing a meaningful way for children to express their opinions and have a voice. Every class from Year 1 and older has a representative – voted in after a short campaign to convince their peers they are suitable for the job – who pledges to bring suggestions to the council.

Further Advantages

  • The process helps develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and be active citizens.
  • Children become more accountable and responsible for decision-making in the school
  • This develops effective listening and speaking skills.