Our school council is directly elected by all the pupils in our school. Each Year group from Year 2 to Year 5 elects two representatives. The members from year 6 are the Head Boy and Head Girl, along with their deputies.
The council then meet to discuss a range of ideas/projects that assist staff at the school with tough choices. They also discuss projects that come directly from pupils' ideas and concerns. The school council also have a voice that contributes to other ideas which are forwarded by Staff, Parents, Governors and the County Council. All reports and events are read by our Governors who are grateful for the help the School Council gives them.
The elections will take place in September of each year and the children in class will vote for their representatives. The councillors will then attend half-termly meeting providing valuable ideas and insight from the voice of the pupils.
What it takes to be a School Council Member
The characteristics we are looking for were devised by the 2015-2016 School Council and are as follows and reviewed by the new group this year:
We decided that to be a part of the school council you needed to be:
- Diligent and hardworking
- A good role model
- Able to join in discussions
- Kind and caring
- A decision maker
- Good at sharing
- A good listener
- Able to agree and disagree with people in a positive way
- Understand how to vote
We also feel the Lewis Street School Council should be committed to:
- Representing all pupils and including as many as possible;
- Taking time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views;
- Feeding back to pupils about what happened about their views;
- Making things happen - or explain why they can't!