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School Council

School Council

Congratulations to our newly elected School Council members for 2023-2024:

Year Six

Year Five

Year Four

Year Three

Year Two

Year One Representatives


What is a School Council?

A school council represents the views of all pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community. A school council helps to make changes and improvements, and tries to make the school a better place for everyone.

Election Process

At Hugo Meynell, classes choose two representatives through a confidential vote. Voting for council members takes place at the beginning of the school year. Before they are voted for, the nominees in all classes have to give a speech to their class explaining why they want to be on the council. 

What makes a good school councillor?

A School Councillor needs to be able to:

  • Speak out
  • Take their role seriously
  • Put across good ideas
  • Care for others
  • Be a good role model who can be trusted
  • Be reliable
  • Keep to the subject
  • Show enthusiasm

What will our school council do?

We will hold regular meetings to discuss ways in which we can improve our school. After each meeting, all classes complete a ‘Smart School Council’ meeting which the councillors help to run. Here they will discuss a question generated from our meetings and have the opportunity to discuss and share their ideas in response to this. All children get a say and are able to vote at the end. The information is collected and then looked at by the school councillors before deciding upon the next action(s) to be taken. School councillors will then provide feedback in a number of ways: 

  • In class discussions and assemblies
  • Using the school council noticeboard.

The school council also meet with a school governor to discuss their plans for the year ahead.

What could School Council change?

  • There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with. Here are some examples:
  • Eco Warriors 
  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes
  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets
  • Equipment for our playground
  • School environment – Litter – Recycling
  • Raise money for charity
  • Raise money for school fund
  • Help to organise special events/competitions

How do pupils contribute their ideas?

If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council: Speak to a school council representative.