The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist

Voluntary Aided Primary School

Flourishing in F.A.I.T.H. (Family, All Included, Thriving & Healthy)

01233 614660

School Council

A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.


What does it do?

A school council does a number of things:

  • The school council meets – with a teacher present – to discuss issues and problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events
  • They then feed back to their classes
  • Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff


What jobs are there?

Each year, every class will elect 2 representatives to be members of the school council.

The council will then meet to elect officers such as:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer


What are our aims?

Our school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.

We strive to have:-

  • Regular meetings
  • A council that is not too big
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Training for school council members
  • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific events or issues
  • A budget (however small)
  • Annual evaluations


The School Council have been involved in interviewing the new Headteacher, they vote on the selection of the school charity and helped with the organisation of the behaviour policy. They also helped organise Sports Relief and Children in Need for the school.