School Council

Councillors and their behaviour and attitude

Councillors, as representatives of pupils of the school agree to maintain the highest standards of behaviour.

A councillor, once elected will be on the School Council for half of the academic year (September - February half term, and February half term - July).

The councillors will treat with politeness any visitors to the meeting.

The School Council shall be made up of two representatives from each class, one boy and one girl.

We expect excellent behaviour from School Council Members.

 Voting and selection procedures

  1. If a vote is a tie, the Chairperson will have the deciding vote
  2. The chairperson will be elected by the councillors.
  3. All decisions taken at School Council Meetings shall be by show of hands with votes for and against recorded.
  4. The secretary will be decided by a vote by all the councillors.
  5. All voting for Class Members is confidential.

 Structures and procedures at school council meetings

The council will invite a wide range of people to meetings to help the councillors make the best decisions.

School Council Meetings will be held once a month.

Minutes will be taken at every council meeting and every decision made will be carefully written down.

The School Council must make sure that all people likely to be affected by a decision are informed first and have a chance to comment.

 Promoting the school council: giving the school community a voice

The School Council will have a notice board in a prominent place in the school.

There will be a School Council suggestion box in each classroom for children to make comments to their councillors.

School Council information will be published on the school web site.

 School Council rights and responsibilities

  1. The School Council will have a responsibility to help the school become more environmentally friendly.
  2. All members of the school will be informed of the decision the School Council has taken.
  3. The School Council will have the responsibility to think of ways to help the local community become a safer, healthier and more peaceful place to live in.
  4. The School Council will have the responsibility to make sure that the school buys products from companies that have a good record on human rights and the environment.
  5. The School Councillors at  Woodfield School will work together to promote a happy, challenging, caring environment where achievements can be celebrated.