What is a School Council?
A School Council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to help improve their school.
"School Council" includes all types of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments.
What does a School Council do?
A School Council does a number of things. The Council meets - with a teacher present and a member of the Governing body - to discuss and sort out problems. These may include School lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
Members of the School Council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning events, writing newspaper articles or meeting with staff.
Have they achieved anything?
Our School Council changed the way the tables were organised at lunch time and introduced a reward system for the best table. This year they will be following up the results of the pupil questionnaire through School Council meetings.
Once every term two of our School Council representatives meet with other representatives from the East Grinstead Group of Schools. This group is called OMLETS and they discuss issues which affect all our schools. Last year they helped plan the school Olympic event, met with our local politician and discussed children’s interests and needs with the committee of the Bluebell Railway. They also met with a county senior advisor, Fred Sandal, to talk about what they enjoyed learning at School and what they didn’t!