School Council

St Erth School Council

Constitution

Our Aims

  1. To discuss ways to improve the school.

  2. To make children feel safe in school.

  3. To keep our school healthy.

  4. To keep children happy during school.

  5. To allow younger children to have their own opinion.

  6. To give opportunities as a school, to think of others by raising money for chosen charities.

  7. To provide a forum for discussion and feedback between pupils and staff.

How are the Councillors elected?

  • Members are elected following the annual Hustings. Pupils vote in a private ballot.

How long do the Councillors remain in office?

  • One year

How many Councillors are appointed?

  • Up to 2 pupils are appointed from each class (one from each year group)

How are the chair, vice chair and secretary chosen?

  • The council discuss and then vote for nominated candidates.

How are Councillors dismissed from office?

If a Councillor is acting or behaving in a manner contrary to the expectations in the pledge the procedure is:

  1. A verbal warning from the Lead Teacher explaining the consequences.

  2. A meeting of all Councillors offering them the chance to discuss the offending behaviour.

  3. (The offending Councillor would not be present, but would be at hand so they can be informed of any decision.)Usually the Councillor would be given a last chance in writing.

  4. The final meeting of the Councillor would include a vote to decide action. They have the right to offer one last chance.

  5. If dismissal is the democratic decision then the councillor would be informed verbally immediately and then in writing as soon as possible.

How often do the Councillors meet?

  • Once a month

Where do the Councillors meet?

  • In the upstairs meeting room.

When do the Councillors meet?

  • During the school day, usually Friday lunchtime.

For how long?

  • Half an hour

How are the meetings carried out?

  • The Chair leads the meeting and the minutes are taken by the Secretary. The Treasurer manages the budget and leads the fundraising.