Written by Sonny and Leah (the School Council’s Publicity Officers in 2013/14)
As a School Councillor we are ready for the responsibilities that rest ahead: 1. such as arriving to the meetings on time 2. trying to participate when we have formed an idea in or head and finally 3. we are respectful to one another when sharing our ideas.
As School Councillors we try to respect these rules, however if we break these rules a consequence will follow which may unfortunately lead to losing our roles as a School Councillor which would be most upsetting.
What is a School Councillor?
Some children have the privilege of being awarded the role of School Councillor. However they are unsure of the true meaning so hopefully will help understand what School Councillor truly means. Like for example:
- Introducing new perspectives from our school pupils and asking what our classes think we need, to improve our school.
- learn how to be a democratic organisation.
The qualities of a School Councillor
- to value each and every opinion
- being respectful
- to be a skilled listener
- being attentive – head forward, sitting straight and hands still.
- Being a good representative
- Being truthful
- Developing trust
Hopefully this will help you see what being a School Councillor involves.