What does a school council do?
Students are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school. They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development. School councils are usually elected annually by the other children.
A school council does a number of things:
- A school council usually meets with a teacher present to discuss and sort out problems.
- Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed upon.
- Each year, every class will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council. The council will then meet to elect officers such as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.