School Council

Pupil Voice at South Petherwin School is very important to us. It is a key aspect of teaching the British Value of Democracy, where classes vote in their class representivities for the school council. During school council meetings, pupils have the opportunity talk about school projects, areas for improvement, fundraising activities and much more. 

Why do we have a School Council?

The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation, as well as an introduction to democracy. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

 Who can be a member of the School Council?

We have an active School Council with a boy and girl representing their fellow pupils from all classes. Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. During the Summer Term one child from each Reception class will join the meetings.

What do we do?

Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Mr Avery.

Should you require any more information or have any suggestions on possible School Council projects, please contact Mr Avery.