What is a school council?
"A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. The school council meets - usually with a teacher present - to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff."
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Beechcliffe Student council
At Beechcliffe School we have a school councillor in every class. Each year the classes vote on who they would like from their class to represent them on the school council.
We have a dedicated adult who arranges the meetings and supports the pupils and encourages them to think of others within the school as well as themselves - this is a big step for many of our pupils.
The school council are working toward making a real impact upon school life and ensuring that their voices are heard.
Our councillors say .........
"I have never got to be a councillor before and I want to tell people my ideas. I like talking with the people from other classes too" - Joe
"At school council meetings we listen to each other" - Jordan
"We can help make school better for everyone" Danyal
"I like the school council and I have learnt lots about investors in pupils and other stuff" - Barney