School Council

Congratulations to our newly elected School Council members for 2019-2020:

Year 1: Ava-Rae, Merida & Skye
Year 2: Harry, Layla & Alice
Year3: Matthew, Jacob & Favour
Year4: Maya, Zac & Charlie

What is a School Council?

A school council represents the views of all pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
A school council helps to make changes and improvements, and tries to make the school a better place for everyone.

Election Process

At Oak Hill, every class in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 chooses a representative. Voting for council members takes place at the beginning of the school year. Before they are voted for, the nominees in Key Stage 2 have to give a speech to their class explaining why they want to be on the council. Key Stage 1 nominees are supported by their teachers to share reasons.

What makes a good school councillor?

A School Councillor needs to be able to:

  • Speak out
  • Take their role seriously
  • Put across good ideas
  • Care for others
  • Be a good role model who can be trusted
  • Be reliable
  • Keep to the subject
  • Show enthusiasm

What will our school council do?

We will hold regular meetings (every 3 weeks) to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. After each meeting, all classes complete a ‘Smart School Council’ assembly which the councillors help to run. Here they will discuss a question generated from our meetings and have the opportunity to discuss and share their ideas in response to this. All children get a say and are able to vote at the end. The information is collected and then looked at by the school councillors before deciding upon the next action(s) to be taken. School councillors will then provide feedback in a number of ways: 

  • Through the school website
  • In class discussions and assemblies
  • Using the school council noticeboard.

The school council also meet with a school governor to discuss their plans for the year ahead.

What could School Council change?

  • There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with. Here are some examples:
  • Behaviour
  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes
  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
  • Equipment for our playground
  • ICT equipment/suggest apps for iPads
  • School environment – Litter – Recycling
  • Raise money for charity
  • Raise money for school fund
  • Improve our classrooms
  • Help to organise special events/competitions
  • Help shape our curriculum

How do pupils contribute their ideas?

If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council:
Speak to a school council representative.
Post your ideas in the suggestion box which will soon be on the noticeboard or hand them to your class councillor.