A school council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with the head-teacher in the school. It is a way for the pupils in the school to have a fare say and to be listened to with regards to what takes place in their school.
To be effective, the school council must:
School councillors are elected through the following process:
(At Hunters Hall we have 18 school councilors plus two chair people)
Each school councilor is given a notebook and folder to record/store class meeting comments. A meeting is held within each class once a month. Any issues raised are fed back within the school council meetings and discussed on a monthly basis. The two chair of council make arrangements with the head-teacher and discuss the issues/suggestions raised prior to the next monthly meeting. Minutes are given to all school councillors, the teacher responsible and the head-teacher.
An Effective School Council make sure that: