St. Philip's C of E Primary School

Together We Achieve

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9FD

enquiries@admin.saintphilips.wigan.sch.uk

01942 883919

Welcome to St. Philip’s Primary

School Council

What is a School Council?

A School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their School.

What makes a good School Council?

A good School Council is one that represents the views of the school community and achieves their goals. These are some of the things that make our School Council effective:-

  • Regular meetings

  • Minutes are taken and distributed

  • Good communication between Representatives and their class.

  • Smaller groups (sub-committees) working on specific events or issues.

What does it do?

School Council meets along with our staff to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour, business plans or ideas for fundraising events. The members will meet with other members of the staff throughout the year to take forward any plans they may have and our staff support the council to ensure we all make a real change to the school. Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed, such as planning charity events, School workshops, meeting with Governors or other communities, putting forward views of other children in the School.

Do you get out of lessons?

School Council meets during lunch, so valuable lesson time is not missed.

What have we achieved in 2016-2017?
  • We have completed our democratic elections and now have our full School Council in place.
  • We have visited London to learn more about Democracy and how parliament works.
  • We have organised a 'Thank Your Vicar Week' to say a big thank you to Rev Reg.

Take a look at what previous school councils got up to...