Our School Council
Welcome to our Student Council page.
Here at Seaton St Paul's Junior School we are proud to have a School Council which consists of eight elected representatives from all year groups. This enables every child in school to have the opportunity to share their ideas, interests and issues through their class representative, therefore allowing pupil voice to be at the heart of change in our school.
Our current School Council has just been newly instated, so we are currently in the process of creating these strong links between representatives, staff and pupils. Our aim is to create a collaborative atmosphere whereby all children know their thoughts and ideas matter, but most of all that they can create positive change that will affect themselves and their school too.
Becoming part of our school council gives children the chance to develop their leadership skills. Each year we teach the children about democracy (one of the four British Values) and then complete class votes to choose our councillors. This is a fun process, which helps the children to understand the way that Britain is led and gives them an opportunity to complete a verbal presentation to their peers explaining why they think they would be good at the job.
Take a look at our School Council and our achievements so far:
School Council Roles Written by our School Council
"I’m the Chairperson. I lead the Student Council and our meetings and I make sure everyone is involved. I oversee all of our projects and help the other Councillors wherever I can."
"I‘m the Vice-Chairperson. I help the Chairperson and assist the other Councillors. I also take over when the Chairperson is away."
"We are the Treasurers. We help look after School Council’s money and give reports on our budget to Mrs Carini and Mrs McCarthy."
"We are the Secretaries. We take notes (called minutes), at our meetings and then type them up. We let people know when the meetings are and help Miss Crellin maintain the Student Council Notice Board."
Student Council Link Teacher Advisor
"I am the link teacher, I ensure all student councillors are involved and enjoying their roles in the School Council and help organise fundraisers and make their ideas become a reality."