Having an active School Council develops a partnership between all members of the school community. Pupils are given the chance to take an active part in school decision-making and have the experience of being respected and listened to. They also become aware of how to present a reasoned argument, even when this may be unpopular – the good of the school comes first.
Here at The Bramble Academy we have a thriving School Council. We meet every half term to discuss anything school related. Pupils are given the opportunity to raise questions with their year group representatives, who then bring these to the half termly School Council meeting. All matters are discussed by representatives of each year group in KS1 and KS2 with minutes taken by the lead member of staff. Representatives then feedback to their year group with any outcomes from the meetings.
Our school council have been heavily involved in our amazing fundraising efforts (Jeans for Genes, Children in Need, Sport Relief, World Book Day…) as well as having an input on school-wide (and even Trust-wide) decisions such as choosing our caterers.