Welcome to our School Council.
At Willington Primary School we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through the School Council all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Pupils at Willington Primary know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Our School Council 2017 – 2018
What does it do?
- The school council meets, with a teacher present – to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour, school building and grounds or ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed.
What jobs are there?
Each year, an election day is held. Pupils who wish to be on the school council each write a manifesto, explaining why they would make a good school council representative.
Pupils are encouraged to campaign for votes before and after school in the playground. On election day, every pupil from Year 3-6 votes for two candidates from each class who they wish to be on the school council.
The new council then elects officers such as:
What makes our school council a good one?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.
- These are some things that make our school council effective:
- Regular meetings
- A council that is not too big
- Class councils that meet regularly
- Good communication between representatives and their class
- Training for school council members
- Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues