St Peter's CofE Junior School

St Peter's CofE Junior School

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School Council

School Council : What? Why? How? When?
Pupil voice is key to the development of our school.

Pupil voice is key to the development of our school.


What is the School Council?
An inclusive, structured, meeting time for discussion and decision-making
A means for children to raise issues and concerns.
A means to consult all pupils.


Why have a School Council?
To help children develop responsible attitudes.
To improve behaviour.
To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship
To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence.
To improve pupil/teacher relationships.


How does the School Council work?
A teacher leads the meetings.
Children are encouraged to listen to each other, respond to questions and share their ideas with the group.


When does the School Council take place?
Usually every two weeks, on a Thursday, during assembly time.


How do we find out what happened?
The teacher will update all children and parents in assemblies and newsletters on outcomes of school council meetings, decisions made and actions taken.

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