Bridgetown School Council
Welcome to our school council.
School Council : What? Why? How? When?
Pupil voice is key to the development of our school. The school governors and leadership team think the views are important.
What is the School Council?
- An inclusive, structured, meeting time for discussion and decision-making.
- A means for children to raise issues and concerns.
- A means to consult all pupils.
Why have a School Council?
- To help children develop responsible attitudes.
- To improve behaviour.
- To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship.
- To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence.
- To improve pupil/teacher relationships.
How does the School Council work?
- The chair person leads the meetings, supported by a teacher.
- Children are encouraged to listen to each other, respond to questions and share their ideas with the group.
How often does the School Council meet?
Usually once a fortnight for 30-40 minutes.
How do we find out what happened?
We will update all children and parents in assemblies and newsletters on outcomes of school council meetings, decisions made and actions taken.