At Beaconside, pupil voice is integral to the decision making of many aspects of school life. The School Council acts like a mini-democracy - voting on important issues. The School Council is run by the children who have been voted as Class Councillors. They have meetings to help the school become a better place to learn.
Our Council has a Chair and Vice chair, Secretary and class representatives. Those three children have to be voted for in a similar way to a General Election. They prepare a speech which they present to the rest of the class, then the class votes for them to represent their interests at the full School Council meetings.
When you are a Class Councillor, you have to wear a special badge so that people know what your role is and so they can ask you to take ideas to the next meeting.
This year the School Council has created an action plan which outlines their key actions. They also use the school development plan to support their work in school.
What does our School Council Do?
Every other Friday we meet to discuss the opinions and ideas of the children in school. We really enjoy trying to make changes that we believe are important for our school, and look forward to seeing these being put into place later on in the year.