What is a School Council?
The school council endeavours to give the children at Wenlock C of E Junior School a ‘voice’. They are given the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas on things that matter to them. All children will be involved by contributing their suggestions.
The School Council also has a budget which they are able to manage and spend appropriately.
Who can be a councillor?
Any child, from any year group can become a school councillor. If a child is interested in becoming a councillor, they write a candidate speech that they present to their class. Depending on their speech and their ideas, the other pupils in the class vote for the councillor that they feel will represent them most at the meeting. A child from is class is then selected so we have 12 councillors in total.
The benefits of a School Council
We aim to give our children the opportunity to become more independent and responsible. They will begin to realise that they can play an active role in the life of the school and that their ideas and views will contribute to changes that occur at their school. The children will benefit greatly in all aspects of their personal and social development.
Our Mission Statement
This year’s mission statement was written by our councillors and we aim to ensure that we follow this throughout the year.