Welcome to the School Council's Page
Here you will find out everything you need to know about being a member of the school council from how to become one, to the roles and responsibilities of a councillor.
Every new year in September we hold our School Council Elections and each of the reception and KS1 classes elect a representative to become a councillor. When you are elected you receive a yellow arm band with the words school council written on it and a pin badge for you to wear during the school day. This way everyone knows who you are and who represents the student voice.
Being a school councillor is a very responsible position as you have to have a lot of sensible ideas and sometimes have to do things in your lunch times. However, it is your chance to play an important part in our Cotmanhay community. You may feel a little nervous about putting yourself up for election but it is exciting to see what happens when people share their ideas so be brave!
If you think you would like to represent your class, but missed out there is always the opportunity the following year.
What do the School Council do?
The School Council take part in lots of activities including:
• Listening to the views and concerns of other pupils;
• Representing these concerns to teachers, Mrs Green and other adults;
• Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and make decisions;
• Thinking of ways to contribute locally and globally;
• Fundraise for Cotmanhay and other charities.
The School Council meet once a fortnight and are involved in making decisions about all aspects of school life. They consult with the children in their classes and put forward suggestions to improve the quality of the school environment. The school council help out with parent mornings, special assemblies, nativity, harvest festival, the school fayre and many more events. They report to the rest of the school in assemblies and have a suggestions box for all the children to share ideas or make comments to. The school council collect these and attempt to act on them.
Some of the projects they have proposed have already been successfully put in place, such as:
the book area on the playground for somewhere to read, more climbing equipment on the playground, being a friend at lunchtime awards, improvement in the school playground and additions to classroom resources. We look forward to more ideas.
Meet the school council
Please feel free to browse our minutes taken at our school council meetings. If you have anything you want to share or add to these minutes why not chat with your class teacher or speak with Mrs Green.