Our School Council is made up of pupils from each class from Year 1 to Year 6 .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 2020-21
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.
The older children may be given specific jobs including-
Vice Chair Person
Public Liaison Officers
School Council Code of Conduct
As agreed by the School Council
- Take care of each other e.g. older members can support the younger members
- We don’t leave anybody out.
- Always put your hand up.
- We always support the majority decision.
- Don’t shout out.
- Always listen to the person speaking.
- Always give your class an update.
- Try our best to make the school better
- Always attend school council meetings unless we are not at school
- 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 were on the School Council last year, we ask that you do not stand again for this year, as we like to give different children the chance to take part.
You are all invited to stand for the School Council.-
- A short speech to persuade class members to vote for you
- A campaign poster
- A slogan
- The application form might help you structure your campaign but you do not have to fill this out.
Your campaign should help the children in your class make their decision by telling them all the reasons why you would make a great Class Councillor –
- Are you full of good ideas?
- Are you a good listener?
- Are you good at organising things?
- Are you enthusiastic about making Moldgreen Primary even better?
- Do you have a School vision?
Moldgreen Primary School
(school councillor application form)
Name ________________________________ Class _________
Experiences and qualities which would make me a good school councillor-
Things that I would like to change, improve or ideas I have-
My school vision-
Choose five words or phrases from the following selection to best describe Moldgreen Primary School.
safe happy includes everybody hard-working
community environmentally aware calm caring equal
celebrates differences honest fair (united) together
Now, write no more than three sentences to describe your vision of our school-
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.
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.
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.
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.
On our school website, you can find out about our school council, who they are, what they do, what has happened in meetings, events they have held and improvements they have made.
Go to news and events and click on the school council tab.