'Every Child has a Voice'

The School Council plays a very important role in school life.  They attend regular meetings and discuss important issues which may affect the pupils, parents and staff of Croxton Kerrial School and the surrounding community. The School Councillors are supported by Mrs Harvey (Head teacher), Miss Adcock (Nursery Nurse) and Mrs Connolly (Governor)

What is a School Council?

A School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Each year voting takes for the children who have been campaigning to be elected to the School Council.

What does it do?

  • A School Council meets - with an adult present - to put forward the views of other children in school, to discuss their ideas and suggestions and to resolve problems.  These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

Members of the School Council are responsible for feeding back to classes and carrying out the ideas that have been agreed.

What jobs are there?

Each year, every class elects two representatives to be members of the School Council.  The council will then meet to elect officers, including:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

What makes a good School Council?

A good School Council is one that represents the views of all children and gets things done.  These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:

  • Regular meetings
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues

Last year our School Council:

  • Successfully reorganised lunchtime routines
  • Improved playtimes with ‘play leader’ roles, responsibilities and rotas
  • Raised money from Business Enterprise Days to improve classroom resources
  • Raised funds for Afrikids; African Women’s Aid; Children’s Society; Rainbows Hospice and many others…

Link: School Councils UK