School Council

We all appreciate being valued. It can be very disheartening if we think our opinions don’t count, or if we feel unable to make a difference.

Pupil voice impacts significantly on our school and our pupil elected School Council play a strong role.

Its members are chosen by their peers and tasked with helping to make St Paul’s a better place in which to learn. They meet with the Head and Chair of Governors every other week and School Council business is usually an agenda item at Full Governing Body meetings. The content of the Council meetings is determined by the children. Minutes are produced and circulated to all classes and the committee is chaired by one of our pupils.

The Councillors play a vital role in the daily life of the school and have responsibility for welcoming all visitors to classrooms. They explain the learning taking place and the context for the lesson being observed.

Here are just some of the things that our Councillors have said about the important job that they do:

  • "I have the power to make our voices heard and make the school a better place."
  • "Being on the Council lets me get pupils' ideas across to the grown ups."
  • "I love being a Councillor because I am helping other people."
  • "Councillors do an important job as we all help to run our school."