School Council

School Council is run by Miss Pierssene.  There is one representative from each class (plus one deputy), from Year 2 to Year 6 inclusive, who are elected by their classmates.


“School Council is a Cool Council because….”
We’re cool
We solve problems that teachers can’t
We do all the sensible things that we’re told
We inspire teachers
We try to make school fun too
We do sensible things
We’re balanced because we’re fun and we make sensible decisions
We take care of our school and everyone in it
What is the School Council?
An inclusive, structured, forum for discussion and decision-making
A means for children to raise issues and concerns
A means to consult all pupils


Class Representatives, School Council 2017 – 2018

Year 2 – Kyra – 1F and Alice – 1G

Year 3 – Jasmine – 1B, Bo – 1D, Ella – 1E

Year 4 – Sofia – 2F, Eliza – 2G, Leigha – 2I

Year 5 – Kingsley – 2E, Sofia – 2D

Year 6 – Dominik – 2A, Lacey – 2C                          


Why have a School Council?
To help children develop responsible attitudes
To improve behaviour
To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship
To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence
To improve pupil/teacher relationships

How does the School Council work?
The Chair leads the meetings
Conventional committee procedures are used
Class representatives bring issues to the School Council

When does the School Council take place?
Usually every two weeks for 30-40 minutes

How can I raise an issue?
Tell your class representative – your point will be raised at the next meeting

How do I find out what happened?
Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible the following week.


The members of School Council were really pleased to welcome some special visitors on Monday 20th January 2014.  Three pupils from The Raleigh School, West Horsley, came to visit with their teacher, Kim Johnson, and one of their school governors, Julie Atkinson, who is also a governor here at Swaffield; Julie had suggested linking up so that the children from each school could have a taste of what another school is like. It was a great opportunity which the members of School Council thoroughly enjoyed.

School Council showed their visitors around Swaffield, visiting classes in Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as spending some time in the playground where the Raleigh School pupils were impressed by how many choices of activity are available.

Here’s what our children said:

Jasmine: “They were very nice and it was a pleasure to show them round. They took an interest in what we were saying and the places we showed them”.

Sophia: “They were very keen to be showed round and asked lots of questions.”  

Sammy : “They enjoyed the different properties of the school.”

The children spent time comparing notes on how each school council operates and feeds back to their classes. This was a excellent chance to share ideas and experiences and our children are looking forward to visiting their new friends at The Raleigh School very soon. You can visit The Raleigh School website here