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WHAT IS A SCHOOL COUNCIL?

A school council is a group of pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with your head teacher and governors in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.

To be effective, the school council must:

  • Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible
  • Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
  • Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views
  • Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!

Our School Council is up and running for 2018-2019. We have a dedicated group of children determined to work towards improving our learning environment here at St Andrew’s Church School, as well as helping to improve the quality of life for those near and far.

This year we have a range of projects planned and we hope our school community will appreciate the benefit of the Council’s hard work.

We will take one day, each full term, to work together on a variety of school improvement projects as well as fundraising activities. Later in the academic year we also hope to make a visit out: details to follow!

Come and have a look at our School Council board in the Hall, where you will find our proposed projects for the year. Here you will have the opportunity to post suggestions to Council members; these will be discussed in our fortnightly meetings.

Our School Council works for the benefit of EVERYONE in our school community, so please make sure YOUR voice is heard and your views and wishes are represented!

Thank you to all the children who put themselves forward for Council selection. It is wonderful to know that so many of you want to take a more active role within our school community. If you were unsuccessful this year, do please try again next year!

The School Council is led by Mrs. Barmby-King and the following students were elected by their class to be the class representative:

Cary: Lili & Sonny

Huntspill: Esme & Abigail

Somer: Lottie & Rupert

Brue: Jessica & Blaise

Exe: Eliza, Alaia, William R & Alfie

Forthcoming Events

To follow shortly!

Gallery

St. Andrew (Artwork by School Council members 2017)

School Council members attended the Fairtrade Conference at Wells Cathedral on 27.02.18