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Becket Primary School

School Council

“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” - Greta Thunberg

What is the School Council?

The School Council is a group of children who meet regularly to discuss issues within the school. There are two Children’s School Councillors from each class from Year 2 to Year 6.

Why do we have a Children’s School Council?

  • To empower children to have a voice
  • To improve the school according to the children's point of view.
  • To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
  • To discuss and raise issues.
  • To develop a student agency

How do I become a School Councillor?

At the beginning of each year, children can nominate themselves. Nominees present to their class the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Each class votes for their councillor.

What do we do in the Meetings?

Each councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in the meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas. They carry out surveys and votes within their classes so that each class's opinion is represented. These opinions are then fed back to the council and the opinion of the majority is taken forward.