School Council

The School Council is a group of students who are elected by pupils in each class to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

Our Councillors for the 2016-2017 academic year are: 

Y1 LLY1 PCO Y2 CSY2 DN

Lilia & Pablo

Year 1

Charlotte & Danny

Year 2

Y3 RDSNY3 RT Y4 TMTY4 BH

Ranon & Riley

Year 3

Tina-Marie & Bradley

Year 4

Y5 ABY5 EM Y6 DMY6 WM

Alexis & Euan

Year 5

Demileigh & William

Year 6

The Role of the Pyrcroft Grange School Council

Class meetings

At the fortnightly class council meetings, we share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school. The class council representative records ideas in our class council files to send to the next Pupil Council meeting for discussion.

Pupil Council

Pupil council meet every other week to discuss the ideas, decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school, and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen. Pupil council regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved. Together we can help Pyrcroft Grange to continue to grow and succeed, striving for excellence.

 

Pyrcroft Grange School Council Constitution

Our school council needs a constitution because it will:

  • Provide everyone with a clear statement of purpose
  • Set out the rules and procedures to make sure the School Council runs effectively and successfully
  • Provide clear guidelines for anyone joining the School Council

Name of Organisation

Pyrcroft Grange School Council

Purpose

  • To allow the children at Pyrcroft Grange Primary School to have a voice
  • To help the school and community be a better place
  • To help to improve learning in the school
  • To raise funds for the school

Members

  • The School Council will be made up of representatives from years 1 – 6, including the COIN.
  • Each class will elect two representatives who attend meetings and give feedback.
  • Having been a member of School Council for one year, children will then be unable to represent their class for the following two years, to allow opportunity to a wider range of people.

Elections

  • Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination.
  • Any class member is entitled to run for the School Council and the decision in each class will be made by a secret ballot.
  • Children wishing to be considered for the School Council will need to present to their class giving clear reasons and examples of why they are the most suitable candidate for the job.

Officers

Once elected on to the School Council as board members, children will be able to apply for specific job roles within the organisation:

  • Chair Person
  • Vice Chair Person
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Promotions officer
  • Communication / Liaison officer

These roles will be elected by the board using the same election process as for the School Council. Job roles and responsibilities will be shared with all Pupil Council members at the beginning of the year and job specifications will be kept in each class file.

Leaving the School Council

  • Should a member of the School Council wish to resign from their post, they must write a letter to the Chair Person giving reasons for their decision.
  • Once a member has resigned they will not be permitted to reapply for the School Council in the future, unless there are circumstances considered to be exceptional by the board (e.g. serious illness).
  • In these circumstances, the class will elect a new member to represent them.
  • School council members may be asked to step down from their position if they repeatedly break Pupil Council rules.

Pupil Council Rules

All Pupil Council members must:

  • be respectful and listen to others
  • contribute or participate actively in meetings
  • follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils
  • model good behaviour at all times
  • be polite and courteous to others
  • not refer to specific individuals or groups during discussions
  • use their position on the School Council to support and develop their school and peers and not abuse this position in any way

Meetings

  • Pupil council will meet every two weeks. These meetings will last a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Should additional meetings be required, these will be called as necessary.
  • The venue and time of meetings will be agreed at the beginning of each school year.
  • For decisions to be made at a meeting, there must be at least 6 members present and decisions are made through a “show of hands” vote in which the majority rules.
  • Class meetings should be held once a month to discuss and share ideas and feedback. These should be included in class assembly time and circle time as appropriate.