What is it?
School Councils are democracy in action. The School Council of St James’ CE Primary consists of two representatives of each class, from Year 1 to Year 6. The Council meets frequently, at least once every half-term, to express views and make decisions.
Staff are always keen to know the views of our pupils. For example, following curriculum-themed weeks we meet with the School Council to know more about what went well – councillors tell us they enjoy mixing classes and working with children from different year groups.
Recent decisions have included:
- how to improve the outdoor areas around the school
- how to spend supermarket vouchers
The School Council even interview people for vacancies in school. (Candidates have remarked about how challenging this aspect of the selection was!)
Representatives of the School Council are very much active citizens.
Every year pupils at St James’ CE Primary elect two school councillors from each class.
Based on election speeches, they vote for the candidate who they think will represent them best.
If you want to be part of the School Council, tell your teacher when it’s close to election time and prepare your speech well.
In the meantime, make sure you let your current class councillors know your views!