The school council consists of 2 pupil representatives from each year group in the school. New representatives are chosen each year so most children will get a chance to take part during their time at St Gregory's. It is managed by one of our Teachers, but the intention is that the children have as much ownership as possible!
The school council meet most half terms and it is an opportunity for them to make the pupil voice heard.
They have a set agenda and take minutes - this aspect is usually managed by the year 6 representatives.
In a typical meeting they might discuss ideas for fundraisers for upcoming events such as Red Nose Day and Sports Relief. They also make suggestions for themed lunches such as the Valentines themed lunch in February.
The school council also have the opportunity to gather thoughts from their peers on how they might like to improve the school through things like trips and resources. In the past, they have also had a say in how funds raised by the PTA are spent. So previously, when the PTA were raising funds for new playground equipment, the school council had the opportunity to look through brochures and choose the kind of thing they would like.
A representative from the Governing body is also invited to attend the school council meetings as it builds their familiarity in school and makes the children feel very important as they have access to somebody 'at the top'.