”We all have a say in what happens at St Michael's”

St Michael’s School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. It is an important and useful way for us as a school to provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils.

What is a school council?

A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. We have a group of children who are made up of KS1 and KS2 pupils.

What jobs are there?

At the beginning of the school year, every class elects one representative to be a member of the school council. The council then meet to elect officers such as:

* School Council Leaders
* Secretary

In our school we run a combined infant and junior council. We meet together every week.

How does the School Council work?

The School Council leaders lead the meetings. Class representatives or teachers bring issues to the School Council.

How can others raise an issue or idea?

Class representatives keep a note in their class school council book of any ideas given by the other children in their class and then raise these points at the following meeting.

How will others know what happened at the meetings?

Class representatives feed back to their class as soon as possible. There are minutes written up and put on the School Council board as well as the school website.

Meet our School Council group

Year 1. Daniel and David

Year 2. Fenton and Thomas

Year 3. Antoni and Evelyn

Year 4. Scarlett and Nicola

Year 5. Zofia and Beatrice

Year 6. Collins and Issaiah

The role of a School Council Member:


  • You will attend regular meetings with other School Council members from each class.
  • You will take ideas and suggestions your class have to discuss at School Council meetings.
  • You will bring back ideas, information and suggestions to your class and encourage your class to listen, discuss, share their views and, where necessary, vote on actions that need to be taken.
  • You will help to organise charity events throughout the year.
  • You will encourage the pupils in your class to be aware of their school environment and to respect and care for it.
  • Some of the more senior School Council members will be responsible for specific tasks:
  • School Council Chairperson (leads the meetings).
  • School Council Secretary (writes the minutes of the meetings).
  • School Council Treasurer (manages the money – with link teacher)

Specific qualities of a School Council Member:

 As an individual, you may bring lots of additional skills and abilities to this role in particular, however to be a successful School Council member you need to:

  • Be reliable.
  • Be proud of our school and want our school to be the best it can be.
  • Listen carefully to the views of others and take their ideas on board.
  • Represent the majority view of your class, even if you don’t agree!
  • Commit time to this role and accept that you may need to do things during break times and/or lunchtimes.
  • Be enthusiastic.
  • Be kind and respectful.
  • Be patient.

Council Meeting Minutes

You can view minutes from the previous meetings here.

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