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School Council

What does our school council do?

Our school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. It’s a brilliant way of representing and contributing to pupil voice in our school. Students are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school. They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development, such as planning charity events, representing the school at outside events or ensuring the school is environmentally friendly. Members of our council are elected annually by the other children. Our school council does a number of things:

  • The school council usually meets with a member of staff to have discussions about how we can improve things in school for all children and staff. These could include: school lunches, learning opportunities or ideas for fundraising events.
  • Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed upon, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with staff or governors.
  • Each year, every class will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council.

School Council 2023-2024

Our School Council Members:

Pupil Voice Representative

School Council Meeting No 4 24.04.24

Today's meeting focused on ideas for treat days in school and ideas for the Summer Fair. School council came up a number of new ideas that could be used:

Treat Day Ideas

A trip to Bluebells Farm for ice cream or an ice cream van could visit school.

A trip somewhere for Rashord Class such as lazor tag or a trampoline park.

Baking or making cakes as a class.

Drawing afternoon for each class - each class could decide what type of drawing based on age.

Hire a football pitch at Pride Park.

Extended break or lunchtime / extra computer time as a treat.

Summer Fair Ideas

Teddy Bear Stall - children bring in clean / washed unwanted teddies that can then be used on a Teddy Swap Stall.

Henna stall

Book swap stall - children bring in unwanted books that can be swapped (Adult to check book is suitable before it goes on the stall). Set up sections based on classes and age.

Sweets stall that offers pick n mix, so put different types of sweets in pots and you can fill a small cup for a set price (Stall person puts the sweets into the cup - hygiene)

Hire an Ice Cream Van

Find a prize in the sandpit - small items like things from the reward box could be used as they will be harder to find. 


School Council Meeting No 3 31-1.24

The School Council discussed the issues with the recycling bags around school. We have noticed that children are putting used tissues, paper towels, pencil sharpenings and eaten pieces of fruit in the bags which causes Nicky to spend lots of time taking these items out at the end of the day. The School Council decided that posters should be made that can be stuck onto the recycling bags to remind children what can and can't be recycled. Hopefully this should make sure correct items are put into bags.


School Council Meeting No2 09-11-23

We discussed what we could do as a school council to raise money for Children in Need. School Council agreed on the following activities ideas:

1. A cake sale a break where we would ask for donations of cakes to be brought in by children - cakes would be sold for 50p each

2. PJ or Non-Uniform day for a small donation of 50p or more

3. A Pudsey Bear Colouring Competition - small fee of 20p to take part. One prize per class (to be donated by Mrs Fryer)

We raised an amazing £200 on the day!!! Thank you to our amazing school council members for all their hard work, and a big thank you to parents for the very generous donations we really do appreciate it!

School Council Meeting - 29.09.23

Discussed the role of the school council and what changes and improvements could be made this year at school.


1. Fund raising for Charity Events - Children in Need / Red Nose Day (Look into other local charities that we could help)

2. Have a library in school - to encourage reading

3. Have a mindfulness area in school

4. Include a Book Nook area in school

5. Address the issue of being able to see parents at the end of the day when children leave school - designated areas?

We had a vote to see which area school council would like to look at first - vote went to looking into a library area. This will be discussed in the next meeting.