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Our School Council

What is the School Council?


Our school council represents the views of all pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community. 

Our school council helps to make changes and improvements, and tries to make our school a nicer placer for everyone.

Election Process


At Blackmoor Infant School, every class in Year 2 chooses two representatives to be members of the school council. Voting for council members takes place at the beginning of the school year. Before they are voted for, nominees 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. The Councillors will present the views of their classmates. They will provide feedback in a number of ways:

  • through the school website

  • in class discussions and assemblies

  • using the School Council noticeboard.

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


What could they change?


There are many projects and aspects of school life that the School Council could get involved with. Here are some examples:

  • Behaviour

  • Lunchtimes/Playtimes

  • Areas around school e.g. cloakrooms, toilets

  • Equipment for our playground

  • ICT equipment/suggest apps for iPads

  • School environment – Litter – Recycling

  • Raise money for charity

  • Improve our classrooms

  • Help to organise special events/competitions

  • Help shape our curriculum

How do pupils contribute their ideas?


If you would like to put your ideas forward to the school council you can speak to any of our school council representatives.​

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