Meet Our School Council – 2022-2023
St. Michael’s School Council is a proactive group of children elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and think about new ideas to make sure our school stays happy, safe and exciting. The school council takes forward projects on behalf of the children from all classes, and is involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.
To be effective, our school council does the following:
Represents all pupils and includes as many people as possible
Takes time to listen to all children and communicate their views
Feeds back to children about what happened about their views
Makes things happen – or explains why they can’t!
Our School Council consists of 6 members. 2 from Reception, 2 from Y1 and 2 from Y2. The council meets regularly to review actions and plan ahead.
The Selection Process
The representatives are elected through a class vote. Polling takes place each September and the votes are counted. The children are also able to withdraw themselves from the appointment if they wish to. The term of appointment is 1 year.
Who are they?
Six children are elected and they are presented to the rest of the school, along with them receiving their official School Council badges.
What will they be involved in?
Wider issues that arise are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard. Pupils at St. Michael’s know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Who supports the School Council?
Mrs Reay is our staff representative for the School Council. She is also a staff governor and therefore has a direct link between pupil voice and the governing body, making sure that children are heard.
If there are any issues you would like to raise with our School Council, please do not hesitate to do so.