What is our school council?

Our school council is group of 2 pupils from each class who are elected by their class to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. The representatives meet fortnightly to discuss ways to make positive contribution to the school environment and ethos at St George’s.  Actions this year include:

Fund raising days for Children in Need and Red Nose Day

Making playtimes better – including creating a Trim Trail Rota and playground equipment for KS2

Introducing Presentation Bear for the class with the best presentation in their uniform

Evaluating areas of the curriculum, for example RE and Worship as well as the wider school day (school dinners)

Introducing a suggestion box which is looked at in each meeting and ideas discussed

Our School Council Representatives are:

Beech        Roxy & Harry

Maple        Ryden & Arabella

Cedar        Jessica F & James

Willow        Maddy & Tate

Hazel            Katya & Ellis

Sycamore    Jennifer & Daniel

What does it do?

A school council does a number of things:

  • Our school council meets to discuss out issues and come up with ideas to improve the school and make it a happy place to learn and play.
  • Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning competitions and events, writing newsletters, or meeting with staff to discuss ideas.

What makes a good one?

We believe that our school council is a good one because it represents the views of all the pupils at St George’s and it gets things done.

To make sure we are effective our school council needs to have:

  • Regular meetings
  • Class discussions with representatives leading in their own classes
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Training for school council members
  • Smaller groups of the school council working on specific events or issues

How important are they?

Last year schools all over Kent joined together to have meetings with their local schools to discuss important issues. So now the voices and ideas of pupils from our school can be shared with others to make a difference in our local area.

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