What is the School Council?
Our School Council is a democratically elected assembly of students from each year group. The purpose of the School Council is to represent the views and opinions of our children on a variety of issues and to be a forum for active and constructive student input into the daily life of the school community.
Our School Council benefits the whole school, students and adults, as it gives opportunities for students to communicate their feelings and opinions to teachers and support staff as well as influencing decisions that are made. This enables them to become partners in their own education.
Issues that might be discussed in the school council include;
• School rules and policies
• Activities after school
• Planning for the future
• School equipment
• School and community fundraising
• School meals
• Facilities in school
• Community issues
Every student has the opportunity to participate in the activities of the School Council through class discussions with the class representatives.
The aims of the School Council are:
• To help the people who make decisions in the school understand and respect student’s points of view;
• To give students an opportunity to understand and participate in a democratic process;
• To enable students to participate effectively in school and debate and address issues of concern to them both in and out of school;
• To enable students to become partners in their education with teachers, support staff and parents;
• To give students a real say in how they learn and achieve;
• To promote the school's reputation and to maintain the school ethos.
Our School Council meetings create opportunities for students' views to be expressed and heard. These views and ideas are then passed on by our councillors and shared with the Waterton Trust Parliament.