School Council Constitution

SALUSBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNCIL

 

School Council:


KS2 School council meets weekly and KS1 fortnightly to discuss ideas, decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen.
School council regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved.

 

Class Council:


At class council meetings, we share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school.
The school council rep records ideas in our class council files to send to the next School Council meeting for discussion.

 

Salusbury Primary - School Council Constitution

Purpose:

  1. To allow the children at Salusbury Primary School to have a voice

  2. To help the school and community be a better place

  3. To help to improve learning in the school

  4. To raise funds for the school

 

Members:

KS2 school council will be made up of representatives from years 3 – 6.
KS1 school council will be made of representatives from years R - 2
Each class will elect one representative who attends meetings and gives feedback.
Each class will also elect a vice representative who will attend meetings and feedback in the main representative’s absence.
Having been a member of school council for one year, children will then be unable to represent their class for the following two years to allow opportunity to a wider range of people.

 

Elections:


Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination.
Any class member is entitled to run for school council and the decision in each class will be made by a secret ballot. Children wishing to be considered for school council will need to present a speech to their class giving clear reasons and examples of why they are the most suitable candidate for the job including details of the issue(s) that they consider most important to take to council if they are elected.

 

School Council Officers:

Once elected on to School Council as board members, children will be able to apply for a specific committee post; These are as follows

Communications Committee

Fundraising & Charity Committee

Playground & Games 

 

Leaving School Council:

Should a member of School Council wish to resign from their post they must write a letter to the Chair Person giving reasons for their decision.
Once a member has resigned they will not be permitted to reapply for School Council in the future, unless there are circumstances considered to be exceptional by the board (e.g. serious illness).

In these circumstances, the vice representative from the class will become the main representative and a new vice must be elected as soon as possible.

School council members may be asked to step down from their position if they repeatedly break School Council rules. Each member has three chances. Should they lose these three chances, they will be asked by the Chair Person to give up their role and leave.


Schools council reps asked to leave School Council will not be permitted to reapply for a position in the future.

 

The School Council Rules

All School Council members must:

  • be respectful and listen to others

  • contribute or participate actively in meetings

  • follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils

  • model good behaviour at all times

  • be polite and courteous to others

  • not refer to specific individuals or groups during discussions

  • use their position on school council to support and develop their school and peers and not abuse this position in any way

 
 
Meetings:
  • KS2 school council will meet weekly and KS1 school council fortnightly. These meetings will last a maximum of 30 minutes.
    Should additional meetings be required, these will be called as necessary.
    The venue and time of meetings will be agreed at the beginning of each school year.

  • For decisions to be made at a KS2 meeting, there must be at least 6 members present (one form each year group wherever possible) and decisions are made through a “show of hands” vote in which the majority rules. At least 3 members for a KS1 meeting.

  • Feedback on school council activities will be presented to the school , half termly in assembly time