School Council

Academy Council

What does the Academy Council do?

Grange Lane Aademy Council is made up of two children from each class who meet with Mr Jones every half term and talk about how we can make our academy even better.

The school councillors listen to ideas and suggestions from children in their own class. They also let their class know about decisions that have been made by the Council.

School Council Elections

During the Autumn Term, anyone who would like to be on the School Council talk to their class to explain why they are the best person for the job and try to persuade children to vote for them. Ballot papers are handed out and each child votes for one candidate. The boy and girl with the most votes are chosen to represent their class.

Why have a School Council?

The idea of a school council is to encourage children to develop their confidence and responsibility as a ‘citizen’ of the school.

A very important part of school council meetings is being able to listen to other people and respect their views and feelings. They learn more about the skills needed to work co-operatively with others.

Recent projects include:

  • Naming the award bears
  • Deciding what playground equipment to buy for school
  • Meeting with adult councillors from our community
  • Organising Red Nose Day events
  • Judging charity talent shows

Our School Council Notice Board