At St Peters J, I and EY Church of England School we have a school council. Each class nominates two pupils to represent their class. The school council meets each half term to discuss ways of improving the school.
Meet this year's school councillors
As well as a school council, we also have our own Eco-committee, supported by Mr Warrior and Mrs Penny.
Why do we have an Eco-committee?
The Eco committee is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way St Peter's is run and help it to be environmentally friendly. The Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council/ Eco Committee?
We have an active School's Council with a pupil representing their fellow pupils from Years 1-6. Each year we hold an election where candidates are voted for by their classmates.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Mr Warrior and Mrs Penny to discuss their ideas.