How do I get elected to the School Council?
Elections for the School Council are held every year in the autumn term. If you have just served on the School Council for the previous year, we ask that you do not stand again for the next year, as we like to give different children the chance to take part.
At School Council election time, all children in school from year 2 are invited to stand if they are interested. You will need to prepare a short speech to persuade class members to vote for you! You might like to prepare a campaign poster or write some notes to help you. Share with your class all the reasons why you would make a great School Council member – perhaps you are full of good ideas, a good listener, maybe you are good at organising events or just want to help St George's be the best.
After you have shared your ideas with your class, everyone in your class will be asked to vote. The elections for School Council are a good example of democracy; this means everyone in your class has the chance to be involved in deciding who will be a council member.
Which teacher helps us to run the Council?
Mr Fisher or Mrs Bolding will help you run your council.
When do the School Council meet?
The School Council meets regularly through the school year. The School Council display board in the corridor lets you know when the meetings are held. The agendas and minutes for the meetings are kept there as well.
I am not a member of the School Council. How are my views and ideas listened to?
If you have a great idea or would like to share your thoughts then make sure you catch up with your class council member and ask them to share your thinking at the next meeting..
How can I find out more about the work of School Councils?
You can visit the CBBC Newsround website to find out more about being in a School Council. Click on the link below.
Do you want to be a School Council member?
Fill in the form for the next election.
My name is_____________
My class is_____________
I want to be a School Council member because…….
I will uphold the school values of Care, Share, Love, Trust and Respect.