What is the School Council?
A school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them.
At St. Joseph's, our school council is a group of children that represent the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their thoughts, ideas and concerns heard and be part of the whole school community. The school council help make decisions about school life, organise projects that support learning and development; such as organising charity events and theme days.
We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our school council teacher representative, Headteacher and other members of staff.
Who are the school council representatives?
A new school council is elected each year and is made up of 2 representatives from each class from Year 1 to Year 6. All school council representatives are elected by their peers at the beginning of each academic year.
School Council Aims:
- To meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard.
- To organise whole school and class events.
- To organise charity days.
- To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children.
- To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions and thoughts.
- To encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements.
- To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
Following school council meetings, school council members will speak to their class to let them know what is going on in school, about any issues being discussed and what is going to happen next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, sharing their opinions, ideas and worries which allow us to improve our school.