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Dartford Bridge Primary

School Council

What is Our School Council For?

The school council is about:

  • Learning to work together
  • Learning about democracy
  • Learning how to play a positive role in our community

The school council’s job is to involve everyone, not do everything. 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)

How does our class council work?

  • Our whole class has a meeting every two weeks
  • The class council discuss important matters
  • The class then vote for two important things to take to school council to be discussed
  • The school council members then report back to the class

What will the school council do for our class?

When you give your class representative an idea, she or he will:

  • Note it down
  • Take it to the next school council meeting
  • Tell you what is happening to your idea within two weeks

The school council will try to make your idea happen by getting:

  • Permission
  • Support
  • Money
  • Time
  • If they can’t they will tell you why not.
  • If they can, they will want your class to help make your idea happen.

What will staff do for the school council?

  • Make sure meetings happen when they are supposed to.
  • Support pupils to run meetings.
  • The Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher will answer all the school council’s questions within one week.