What the School Council looks like at St John’s
At Leigh St John’s C.E Primary School the main aim of our school council is to give every child a voice. We believe that all voices should be heard, and our school council members will represent the voice of their classroom peers. The student council is a group of children who have been selected to represent their classes through a democratic vote. Our children thrive on the trust placed in them and take the responsibility of being a council member responsibly. The student council representatives will promote the ideas of their peers in ways in which school life might be improved and they will advocate suggestions to the school leadership team. They will also play an important role in establishing links with the local community and ways in which we can support wider issues such as charity events.
Our Aims and Purposes
At St John’s, our aim of the student council is:
What are the responsibilities of a school councillor?
What does the school council do?
Once elected, the representatives attend regular meetings during lunchtimes or after school to set an agenda of ideas or concerns that they would like to discuss. The ideas for discussion may come from the feedback given to each class representative or there may be a set agenda to discuss upcoming school events. The meetings are supported by members of staff, but the school council are responsible for reporting back to their classes.
What did the school council achieve last year?
Watch this space for more exciting developments!
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