St Lawrence Church of England Primary School

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School Council

Welcome to School Council. We have meetings to fund raise and make decisions about the school

Why do we have a School's Council?

The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

Who can be a member of the School's Council?

We have an active School Council with a pupil representing their classes from Year One to Year Six. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. Year Six have four representatives who can stand for the roles of Chair and Secretary, these roles are elected by the other School Council members and can change throughout the year.

What do we do?

Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet every Wednesday.

What have we done so far?
The School Council has carried out some fundraising event days, raising over £500 during the Autumn term for Children in Need and Young Minds.