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Plaistow Primary School

School Council

We see our School Council as a highly valued organisation of young leaders within our school community. 

  • Our School Council aims to:
  • Develop our pupils' confidence and sense of purposeful responsibility
  • Prepare our children for their role as active citizens
  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people in our local and wider global community 
  • Ensure our pupils feel they have have the voice to share their opinions and ideas with others
  • To improve our school for all who are in our community through pupils exerting a positive influence for change


  • Our School Council aims to ensure our children have :
  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment
  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process


  • Through School Council our pupils will gain skills in:
  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
  • Speaking, listening and debating
  • Mediation and negotiating
  • Basic budgeting and managing money


 School Council Organisation

At the start of the academic year each class holds an election for School Council nominees. Candidates must give an election speech and a formal democratic election takes place.

Two candidates are elected in each class from Year One-Six.

The School Council meets twice per half term. However, Class Councils meet more regularly. Issues, concerns or ideas that arise in Class Councils will be brought to the full School Council.

The School Council meets with the Full Governing Board at least once per academic year.