At Morley, our School Council is made up of children from across the year groups, led by children in Year 6. Each child from Year 6 is assigned a role: chair, reporter, timekeeper, scribe, and advocate.
The aim of the School Council is to demonstrate the British democratic process in action, give children a voice in the decision making within the school, and promote our school values through actions. The School Council are consulted on important school decisions, conduct class discussions, and are interviewed for School Leadership positions. The School Council meet every half-term to discuss issues raised in their council meetings and have worked hard with this responsibility, with many of their ideas having been implemented in school.
Our School Council aims to encourage children to:
- Prepare them to be active citizens
- Share their thoughts and ideas with others democratically
- Help make decisions on issues which support their learning and development
The School Council represents everyone’s ‘voice’, enabling children to exert a positive influence in the community.
Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:
- A consensus regarding school issues, such as behaviour and school equipment
- A responsibility toward the school environment
Giving Feedback to Pupils:
Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to the Headteacher to voice their ideas to help decide what happens next. This encourages pupils to contribute to further meetings and improve the school.