What is a School Council?

A School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils with the aim to improve their School.

How are school Councillors elected?

Voting takes place in every classroom, for the children who have campaigned to be elected to the School Council.

What makes a good School Council?

A good School Council is one that represents the views of all children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:-

  • Regular meetings
  • Good communication between Representatives and their class.
  • Younger children being supported by an older buddy.

What does the School Council do?

The School Council meets (with Miss Connett) to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches or opportunities for fundraising events. Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed, such as planning charity events, researching, costing and purchasing equipment, meeting with the head teacher, collecting and putting forward views of other children within the School.

What are the aims of Hartburn Primary School Council for ?

Our school council wants to make sure that every child in our school feels happy and safe at playtime.

Our school council wants to encourage reading for pleasure by creating outdoor quiet, calm reading areas for all to enjoy.

Does the School Council get things done?

Over the last year, because of Covid-19, the School Council has been sadly unable to meet in person to discuss pupil voice and plan future projects. This however, has not stopped School Council from carrying out many fantastic things. 

Hartburn had been informed that a local care home had a resident that was turning 100 during lockdown. School council organised for each child at Hartburn to make her a birthday card. With the help of Mr Chapman, school council also recorded a birthday song that was posted onto Facebook. These were then hand delivered to the care home where they were greatly received. 

Back in March the School Council organised a full school Red Nose Day Comedy Club. Each class member dressed in red and prepared a joke to perform to the rest of their class. The School Council representatives in each class voted for their funniest joke and the winning jokes were published in a full school compilation video. As a school, we raised a whopping £484.10. Watch this space for our future fundraising events and school improvements. 

Miss Connett

BA (Hons)


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