School council

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 meetings are usually with the school council staff lead, Mrs Swinburn. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

The school council also support the teaching staff by judging competitions, sending and receiving messages and even interviewing new members of the Usworth Colliery team!


When do the School Council meet?

Meetings usually take place on Monday during assembly time, however these change depending on busy we all are!
Additional meetings may need to be arranged in the run up to events


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 a member of staff,

A small but select council which represents years 2-6 and have been voted in by their classmates,

Good communication between the school council representative and their classes

Growing confidence to lead assemblies.