School council: Pupil voice

A School Council is a group of pupils who have been elected by other members of the school to represent them and their views on things that are important to them. School Councils discuss matters such as:

  • uniform
  • play / recreation equipment
  • teaching and learning
  • school planning and evaluation processes
  • events 
  • staff interviews

Matters are usually discussed within the School Council, and then raised with the Headteacher and/or school governors. 

Joining the School Council

To join the School Council, you must be elected by other pupils at your schools. If you are interested in being part of the School Council, tell your form / class teacher. 

Raising a matter to the School Council

If you have a matter you would like the School Council to discuss, you can;

  • Put your ideas in the School Council Suggestion box
  • Place ideas on the School Council notice board
  • Tell your Class / Year representative
  • Speak with your Class teacher 

Other ways to get involved in school

If you would like to get involved with other extra-curricular activities, you can speak with someone in your school about:

  • Eco-Schools
  • SNAG Group
  • Super Ambassadors
  • Sports Ambassadors
  • Buddy/peer mentoring