What is a school council?

A school council is a group of children who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

Our new school council will have representatives of each class, from Year 1 to Year 6.

What does it do?

A school council does a number of things:

  • The school council meets – usually with a teacher present – to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, playtime, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning events, writing newspaper articles and invitations, or meeting with members of staff and visitors.

“I am extremely excited and stoked to be a school councillor because I want to make this school a better place, keep everything fair and make sure that everyone is safe when they learn”
- Luca

“Being a school councillor is amazing! I am happy to be a school councillor because it is fun and because you get to help the Headteacher”
- Aya

“I am happy to be a school councillor because I can my changes for the school and keep the school tidy and grow vegetables”
- Damian

“This is a great chance to show the school my ideas and my personality. I’ll try my best to be an inspiring school councillor. In the School Council, I will volunteer a lot and bring more fun and amazing experiences to all the pupils and staff at Earlham Primary School. Being a member of the School Council is great because I get to meet visitors and to represent the school”
- Maryam