Academic Year 2022-2023 Representatives for Pupil Council:
What is our Pupil Council for?
The Pupil Council is about:
- Learning to work together
- Learning to give everyone a voice
- Learning how to play a positive role in our community
- Learning to develop healthy, safer lifestyles
- Creating a safe, happy but fair learning environment
The Pupil Council’s job is to involve everyone. It needs to get everyone:
- Finding things they want to change
- Coming up with ways to make them better
- Putting those ideas in to action
- Seeing what works (evaluating)
The Constitution of the Pupil Council:
- Each class will elect a pupil and a deputy to be their representative.
- The Pupil Council will be made up of two representatives from each year group.
- Extra members can be co-opted if the elected membership does not reflect the school community, for instance, the ethnic groups within the school or pupils with special needs or disabilities.
- The Pupil Council will meet on a regular basis.
- The Pupil Council will elect a chairperson and vice chairperson.
- The Chair, the Vice-Chair and Deputy Headteacher are responsible for running meetings, giving everyone an equal chance to have their say, and making sure the Council comes up with practical solutions to problems.
- The school will provide a secretary who will take minutes of the Pupil Council meetings. These will be kept in a book and distributed to classes once they are typed up to reflect the meeting/decisions made. They will also be displayed on the Pupil Council display board.