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The Chalk Ridge School Council


Who we are:


The School Council is made up of two representatives from each year group who have been elected by their class to represent the school. The election of the School Council reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action. At the start of each academic year the children make speeches about why they think they would be a good representative for their class on the School Council. The pupils within each class consider what characteristics they feel are important for an elected representative. After the speeches in class have been made, the pupils in each class vote in secret, using ballot boxes. The two children with the most class votes become the School Council representatives for that class. In whole school assembly the children are elected on to the School Council by the Headteacher, and receive a School Council badge to wear on their uniform.


What we do:


The School Council meet with the member of staff who is the Council Leader twice every half-term to discuss key events happening in school, including themed days, charity events, and assemblies. They also have visits from the school Governors, MPs and important people in the community.


At the start of the year the School Council ask the school to think of charities they would like to support throughout the year. They then pick one to support each term for that school year. During meetings, the School Council come up with Ideas to raise money for these charities, and the whole school participates.


Throughout the year, the School Council are given opportunities to share their views and opinions on things that have an impact on the school, plan and organise school events, and raise awareness of charities and events that are important to the school.