The Role of Class and School Council
At Class Council meetings, we share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school.
The class council rep records ideas in our school council files to send to the next School Council meeting for discussion.
We hold class council meetings weekly.
The School Council meet every week to discuss the ideas, decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen.
School Council regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved.
Edlesborough School Council Constitution
School Council needs a constitution because it will:
- Provide everyone with a clear statement of purpose
- Set out the rules and procedures to make sure the School Council runs effectively and successfully
- Provide clear guidelines for anyone joining the School Council
- To allow the children at Edlesborough School to have a voice
- To help the school and community
- To help improve learning in the school
- To raise funds for the school or charity
- School council will be made up of representatives from years 1 – 6.
- Each class will elect one representative who attends meetings and gives feedback.
- Each class will also elect a vice representative who will attend meetings and feedback in the main representative’s absence.
- Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination.
- Any class member is entitled to run for School Council and the decision in each class will be made by a secret ballot.
- Children wishing to be considered for the School Council will need to present a speech to their class giving clear reasons and examples of why they are the most suitable candidate for the job.
School Council Rules are as follows:
All School Council members must:
• be respectful and listen to others
• contribute or participate actively in meetings
• follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils
• model good behaviour at all times
• be polite and courteous to others
• not refer to specific individuals or groups during discussions
• use their position on School Council to support and develop their school and peers .
- School council will meet every week. Meetings will last a minimum of 15 minutes.
- Should additional meetings be required, these will be called as necessary.
- For decisions to be made at a meeting, there must be at least 6 members present (one from each year group wherever possible) and decisions are made through a “show of hands” vote in which the majority rules.