School Council

What is a School Council?

A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their peers in discussing school issues with the Headteacher and staff. It is a brilliant way of representing and contributing to Pupil Voice in school.

The School Learning Council plays an important role at Leagrave Primary School. It gives a voice to all pupils. The committee is made up of fifteen children: one representative per class. Each class holds a ballot and each child votes for their representative.

Pupils are encouraged to use the suggestion box to put forward their ideas on how we can improve our school. The council meets once every two weeks to discuss suggestions, organise school events or plan fundraising activities. The team meet with the Headteacher on a half termly basis to feed back on their actions. They also meet annually with the governors. The Councillors are passionate about working as a team to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

The leader's job is not to have all the ideas. It is to make sure all the ideas are heard and that the best one wins.