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School Council

Welcome to the School Council webpage!

On this webpage, you will learn about who we are, how we were chosen and what we have done so far. You will also find the minutes from our School Council meeting.


About St Mary’s School Council

St Mary’s School Council meets regularly to discuss how we can make the school a better place for everybody. It is our job to ask our classes what they would like to see around them, hold meetings and action anything that we feel will help the school move forward for every pupil in the school.

How are we chosen?

Each class has a School Council representative. They are elected by their classmates who hold a vote to decide who they would like to elect to represent their class and bring matters to the council. Every class has a representative. Once a school council meeting has taken place, the representatives go back to their classes to discuss what they have talked about.

What have we done so far?

So far, we have:

  • Helped to change the class names to endangered animals.

  • Reviewed the anti-bullying policy.

  • Gathered ideas on how to improve the library.

  • Built links and helped other school councils by taking part in the Primary School Council Forum for Poole.

  • Thought about how to improve our time on the playground through equipment and playtime buddies.

  • Shared our ideas with governors in governors meetings.

The KS2 Bank Area

The School Council have looked at the KS2 Bank area. We love using this area to play in during our break times but unfortunately we haven’t been able to use it due to some of the equipment being broken.

We decided to investigate what was good about the bank area and what needed improving. Once we had completed our survey, we wrote a report and sent it to Mrs Armstrong.

We were very excited to read Mrs Armstrong’s reply to our letter. The P.T.A has given the school money to repair the equipment and this hopefully will be happening soon!

Wet Play Games Project

We are looking at how we could get more games for our wet plays.

We decided that we would ask people to donate games and puzzles they no longer use to school.

­How the School Council is elected

This piece of writing is tell you a bit more about how to become a School Council representative for your class.

First of all we put our hands up to see who wants to be on the School Council. Then the people who want to do it have to write a little speech about how they would be a good school councillor. All of the people who have written a speech stand up and read it in front of the class. The class listen and then think about who they would choose. After that the teacher writes their names on the whiteboard and everyone is given a piece of paper. On the paper, you write who you want to be a school councillor. The teacher counts the votes then when we are in assembly, the teachers tell us who is elected and we stand at the front.