Each year children can apply to be candidates for the School Council. They campaign and a vote is held. We aim to mirror local and national election processes, so children apply to our ‘electoral role’ and the previous year’s School Councillors become Election Officers to lead the Election of the following year’s Councillors.
The School Council take matters seriously. In Autumn 2018, they led a competition to design their new logo. Over the years they have taken many important decisions such as to host a Fair Trade conference, support a wide range of charities and apply to the Headteacher and Governors for improved resources. They support our School Improvement Plan and have represented our school at local events such as the Exmouth Lights On Act of Remembrance.
Meetings are held twice per half term, minutes are distributed to classes. The meetings are supported by a member of staff but very much led by the Councillors themselves.