School Council

The school Council play an active and important role in the life of the school. Through the council, pupils are able to contribute ideas and opinions to the decision making process of the school.

What is the School Council?

An inclusive, structured, forum 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?

The Class 6 members lead the meetings
Minutes are taken at each meeting
Class representatives bring issues to the School Council

When do School Council meetings take place?

Usually every two weeks.

How can I raise an issue?

Tell your class representative- your point will be raised at the next meeting

How do I find out what happened?

Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible.
 
Update for the coming term
'We, the School Council, have lots of ideas about ways to raise money or resources for a number of good causes we feel strongly about, such as the local food bank in Exmouth, supporting our local parish by raising money to provide one hot meal a day for schoolchildren in Africa and collecting basic equipment like books and pencils for them.   
 
We are also concerned about looking after our world and we will be raising awareness in school about the responsibility which is everyone's to take care of our school environment and not drop litter at playtime, especially plastic. 
 
Later in the term we will be organising a popular annual school event - St Joseph's Got Talent!  
 
We have lots of ideas about things we want to do and have a long list to keep us busy.'