St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School

School Council

Welcome to our School Council page


Our school council is fair, democratic and friendly. We work together to promote the school’s values of love, friendship, forgiveness, trust, honesty and faith and to make sure everyone in school feels part of our community.


Our aim is to make our school a place where each child has a voice, and their opinions and suggestions are heard.


Why do we have a School Council?

The School’s council is an ideal opportunity for children to get more involved in the way the school is run. It benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for children to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.


Each class, from Reception to year 5 has two school council representatives. In year 6 there are 3 school councillors in each class. School councillors are elected by their classmates at the beginning of September and then at the first meeting the roles of chair, vice chair, Secretary and publicity are elected from year 6.


Councillors develop skills such as communication, confidence and negotiation.


What does the School Council do?

The School Council meets once a fortnight on a Friday. Our meetings are quite formal with an agenda and minutes which are displayed on our own notice boards in school. School councillors share the views of their class and feedback important information. We work to make improvements to the school; we look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. We also think of ways to contribute to our local environment and how we can fundraise.


Children in Need raised £475.12 which included our Pudsey Bear Raffle, Teacher Challenge and Non uniform day.


We had a non uniform day to raise awareness of the Windermere food bank and had hundreds of donations for that.


Sports Relief/Red nose day raised just over £400.


After suggestions from School Councillors, we bought new playground equipment for Key stage 1 and 2.


School Councillors have discussed school dinners and playtimes where the Key stage 1 and 2 children can mix together more. This is just in the planning process but, we are hoping to have it up and running very soon.


Who are the School Councillors?

 Mr Brown and Mrs Russell run the council.