Why do we have a School Council?
At Priory School, we take pride in promoting pupil voice because what our pupils say and think really matters.
How are pupils selected for School Council?
Each year we hold a School Council Election in the Autumn Term where all pupils take part in voting for a candidate from their class. All pupils are invited and encouraged to apply. Pupils complete an application form and deliver their speech to their fellow pupils.
What do we do?
School council meetings take place fortnightly and are run by the councilors themselves. We complete an agenda each session and focus on areas such as Charity and Fundraising, School grounds and Equipment, Lunches and Sport and any other business that pupils raise during class meetings. We hold regular votes and acquire pupil feedback regularly in order to inform our next meetings.
What impact do we have?
The School Council are an integral part of the Priory School community and have had impact in many areas of the school. Last year, they played a huge part in establishing the new school houses which was formed and based on pupil voice. We have changed the way birthdays are celebrated in the school and have helped to inform sports events and Freetime Fridat activities at school. They have also helped with fundraisers and ensuring that communication between school and pupil is consistent and purposeful!