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School Council

The Willows School Academy Trust School Council

Welcome to our School Council!

The Willows School Academy Trust School Council At the Willows School Academy Trust we demonstrate our fundamental British Values of democracy through our weekly School Council meetings. Every class has the opportunity to elect two members to attend these meetings, standing in as the representatives for their respective classes. Our democratic voting process within our classes ensures that the selection is fair and that our fundamental British Values are embedded within all levels of our school life. The School Council is an integral part of The Willows learning structure. They are encouraged and supported to make decisions, provide feedback and democratically vote on a range of issues that are important to the school and their peers.

The School Council represents the whole school. Through our School Council and class council work we hope that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our school community more harmonious to be in. Our School Council will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence on pupils. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.

Our School Council aims:

  • We aim to make pupils feel comfortable, happy, healthy and safe at school.
  • We shall work hard to make our school a better place.
  • We want to improve our school by discussing ideas and making decisions.
  • We aim to listen to others and discuss comments and suggestions that would make our school an even better place.
  • We aim to give all pupils a voice.
  • We aim to work with our parents and carers to involve them and represent everyone in our school and the wider community.

Our School Council will encourage pupils to develop:

  • A sense of ownership over policy and practice.
  • An agreement about school issues such as behaviour.
  • A responsibility towards the school community and environment.

Our School Council should give pupils the experience of:

  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects.
  • Speaking and listening skills.
  • Mediation and negotiating skills.
  • Basic budgeting and managing money.