St. Paul's Peel C.E. School Council

What is a School Council?

The purpose of our School Council is to represent the views and opinions of pupils and to be a forum for active and constructive pupil input into the daily life of the school. Each class in year groups 2 - 6 has two elected representatives. Class elections take place in September each year.

The School Council benefits the whole school as it gives opportunities for pupils to communicate feelings and opinions to teachers and support staff as well as influencing decisions that are made.

Issues that might be discussed in the school council meetings include:
* Internal Building Improvements
* Outdoor Play Equipment
* Non-Uniform Days
* Healthy Eating - Change from coloured trays to ceramic plates and bowls
* Wet Playtimes - Games/Ideas
* Dementia Awareness Week - Work Planned, Completed Work displayed in Walkden Gateway

How the School Council works

The School Council representatives meet regularly during the school year. They are given the opportunity to discuss any issues raised by their peers or by a member of staff and later that day, time to feedback to their class. The meetings are led and minuted by the member of staff responsible for the School Council.

The Role of a School Council Member

Pupils who are elected have been given a very important job to do in the school. Pupils are expected to
* Attend all meetings
* Talk to the classes they represent, feedback information and share ideas and opinions with the School Council
* Have ideas to share with the Council
* Be identifiable by wearing the school council badge