The School Council

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St Elizabeth’s School Council is a representative group of pupils that have been elected by their peers to represent pupils’ views, raise issues and suggest changes by working with the teachers, senior managers and governors of the school. The School Council is the voice of the children and it is their role to speak out, discuss and highlight concerns and issues that children may feel need addressing.

The School Council also takes forward initiatives and school projects.  In particular, the Council successfully instigated the need for a new type of reading pack which came into effect in 2014. Recently, the School Council received approval for the introduction of school mascots which involved developing and managing a competition to design a Key Stage One and Key Stage Two mascot.  

Throughout the year, the School Council is extremely busy organising many fundraising events, including a ‘School Sleepover’ and a ‘Pyjama Day’ in aid of worthy current causes and appeals. The School Council also provides invaluable every-day support by assisting in school assemblies, Fairtrade coffee mornings and school events, such as Anti-bullying Week and Health and Safety Week.  

In the words of the School Councillors, their role is to help their peers to:

  • enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
  • feel that their school responds to their needs;
  • have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
  • have a say about decisions, and play an active role in making their school a better place;
  • develop active life skills through participating;
  • develop life skills.

Each year, St Elizabeth’s is extremely proud of their School Council and their achievements.