Our School Council 2020/2021

Theo, April, Frankie, Liam, Boe, Gracie, Isabelle, Nell, Poppy, Isaac, Blu

Benton Dene Primary School Councillors 

 What is a School Council?

A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

What does a good school council do?

A good school council meets on a regular basis to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.


What jobs are there?

In our school council, there are three main job titles – a chair, a secretary and a treasurer. The person who takes on this job role changes on a regular basis so that everyone in the council can have a go.


Which teachers are on hand to help the school council?

Mrs Smith (Nursery), Miss Suddick (Year 4)


A good school council is one that represents the views of all the pupils and gets things done!

These are some things that make our school council effective:

  • Regular meetings, both with and without a member of staff,
  • A small but select council which represents Years 2-6
  • Good communication between the school council representative and their classes,
  • Confidence to lead assemblies,
  • Links to the School Governors and fundraising events.

The school council will regularly update the school newsletter with our initiatives and achievements.

School council meetings

Due to Covid 19 we are currently collecting ideas in our class and will be meeting and sharing ideas virtually.