An Introduction to Moldgreen School Council
Our School Council is made up of two pupils from each year 5/6 class (one year 5 and one year 6) and one pupil from each class from Y1-Y4. These are democratically elected to represent the views of all pupils and they work together to make Moldgreen Community Primary an even better school. School Council members meet to discuss many different aspects of school life and have a big say in how our school is run.
Our School Council 2018-2019
1W- Harmony D
1J- Ria P
3H- Iqra S
3LG- Jackson L
4M- Logan C
Year 5 and 6
Ta’liyah F-C …Chair person
5/6 B- Abdullah S …Vice chair person
5/6 B- Arshiyaan F…. entertainment and publicity
5/6 CS Charlie D… entertainment and publicity
5/6 CS-Abby C secretary and treasurer
5/6 NS- Isabel B- secretary and treasurer
Roles of the School Council Members
All members of the school council have a duty to report back any information they discuss to their classes. They must also make sure they represent the views of every child in their own classes by sharing them at school council. They can record this information in their school council book.
Chairperson: The Chairperson runs the meetings. First, they read through the last week’s minutes to check they are a true reflection of what happened; if all members agree, the minutes are signed. The chair then forms and shares the meeting’s agenda with the school council and works through this.
Vice Chair Person: The Vice Chairperson needs to be prepared to lead the meeting if the Chair is absent. They also support the Chairperson in their role, when required. When the minutes have been signed, the Vice Chair takes them to the office to be filed.
Public Liaison Officer: The Public Liasion Officer lets the whole school know what is going on in school council. They update the blog, provide write-ups for the newsletter and write up any news for the School Council display board.
Secretary: The secretary takes notes (minutes) in all meetings and ensures there are enough copies to be looked at for the next meeting. It is also their job to do the register.
Treasurer: The treasurer records any money raised, donated or spent for the school council.
Committee members: These members listen to the Chairperson and contribute their own and the ideas of their class and vote for any ideas put forward.
School Council Code of Conduct
As agreed by the School Council
1. Take care of each other e.g. older members can support the younger members
2. We don’t leave anybody out.
3. Always put your hand up.
4. We always support the majority decision.
5. Don’t shout out.
6. Always listen to the person speaking.
7. Always give your class an update.
8. Try our best to make the school better
9. Always attend school council meetings unless we are not at school
10.We must always report back to our classes and share their views (not just our own)
How do I get elected if I want to become part of the School Council?
Elections for the School Council are held every year in the Autumn term. If you have just served on the School Council for the previous year, we ask that you do not stand again for the next year, as we like to give different children the chance to take part.
At School Council election time, all children in school are invited to stand if they are interested. You will need to prepare a short speech to persuade class members to vote for you.. an optional application from will help you to structure this! You might like to prepare a campaign poster or have a slogan Share with your class all the reasons why you would make a great Class Councillor – perhaps you are full of good ideas, a good listener, maybe you are good at organising events and enthusiastic about making Moldgreen Primary even better. We ask that you think about your School vision and share this with your class.
After you have presented your ideas to your class, everyone in your class will be asked to vote. The elections for School Council are a good example of democracy; this means everyone in your class has the chance to be involved in deciding who will be the Class Councillors, as everyone has a vote. Our elections run just like the General Election that decides who is in government for the country.
Who are the lead teachers for the School Council?
Miss Smithson and Miss Brierley lead on this aspect of school life. They attend the meetings and oversee the work of the School Council.
When does the School Council meet?
The School Council meets regularly through the school year. The School Council display board and this website page give you information about what the School Council have been working on. The agendas and minutes for the meetings are on display on the School Council board and the minutes are on this website page also.
I am not a member of the School Council. How are my views and ideas listened to?
If you have a great idea or something you want the School Council to discuss, please speak to your Class Councillor. Your Class Councillors are the link between the class and the School Council. When the School Council is taking forward an action e.g. organising a school disco, they will come back to your class for your ideas and they will then share these at the School Council meeting so that everyone’s views are considered.
How can I find out more about the work of School Councils?
You can visit the CBBC Newsround website to find out more about being in a School Council. Click on the link below.