School council elections are held at the beginning of the Autumn term with pupils being elected from each class (Years 2 – 6). All potential candidates have to write and present a speech to their class, outlining why they think they will be a good candidate. Then their fellow pupils vote for candidates they think will be most suitable for the role.
The school council meets regularly to discuss and develop their own roles in school. Tasks they conduct include, promoting and running charity events, gathering opinions and ideas, supporting whole school events and sharing pupil voice. The council members are in charge of feeding back information to their classes and initiating whole class discussions to implement wider school policies. It is a perfect opportunity for individuals to develop speaking, listening, negotiation and teamwork skills.