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Sneyd Academy

School Council

As an Academy, we have a school council consisting of a representative from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. Each representative is voted as part of a democratic process.

What is a school council?

A school council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the school by ensuring the views of pupils are heard and they support school improvements.

Our school council aims to:

  • Develop confidence, responsibility and make the most of their abilities
  • Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
  • To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
  • Give pupils the experience of planning, organising and monitoring small projects
  • Develop their speaking and listening skills
  • Develop their debating skills
  • Develop their Mediation and negotiating skills
  • Provide them with basic budgeting and managing money skills

What do our school council do?

  • Meet with Mrs Pritchard fortnightly to discuss and sort out any issues, as well as, share ideas. These may include lunchtimes, playtimes, behaviour, after school clubs and fundraising events
  • Are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been discussed and implemented e.g. liaising with pupils, delivering important messages in assemblies, promoting areas for improvement and supporting children during playtimes and lunchtimes
  • Are responsible for giving feedback to their class – keeping them informed with the decisions made and involving them in the decisions made (regular whole school votes take place so that we can be certain what the majority want)


What has our school council done?

  • Completed a fundraising event to buy new equipment for the playground
  • Made important decisions on how to improve playtimes, especially during the pandemic
  • Looked at our health and safety measures within our bubbles, made recommendations and created child friendly posters reminding children how to keep safe during the pandemic
  • Listened to the views of their peers, and created and introduced games to play during playtimes and lunchtimes via an assembly/presentation

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