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What is a School Council?

A School Council is a group of pupils who represent the views of the other pupils. They help the Headteacher to run the school by making suggestions and by discussing different issues that are important.


How often does the School Council meet?

Once a week.


How can you become a School Council member?

The School Council members are elected each year by the class that they represent. You need to think about whether you would enjoy being a member of the School Council and whether you are interested in issues across the school.

What sort of person makes a good School Council member?

Someone who:

  • is confident in talking to a group;
  • has some ideas and suggestions;
  • likes talking about issues;
  • listens to the views of other people;
  • likes talking about the issues that are important to them;
  • is enthusiastic.


What makes a good School Council?

A good School Council meets regularly and represents the views of everyone. It is good at taking action and thinks about it can make the school even better than it is.


What is the history of School Councils?

School Councils have been around for over 40 years. In England, schools don't have to have School Councils, but in countries, such as Germany, Spain and Sweden, secondary schools have to have School Councils.