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Bridgetown Primary School

Caring, Learning, Succeeding

Pupil Voice

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.