At Holy Trinity, we think it is essential that pupils have a platform to voice their opinions about the issues that affect them, their school, their community and their world. Our school council gives the children a meaningful and empowering way to share their views and provides them with purposeful leadership opportunities.
Our School Councillors are chosen by their peers to represent the views of all pupils. Each September, the children follow a democratic process to elect their school councillors for that academic year. The children spend time in class creating speeches, manifestos, posters or campaign videos, either individually or in campaign teams. An election is then held to decide on a girl and boy representative from each class. The two representatives attend regular meetings, where they raise issues and discuss how they can influence change in our school and in the wider world. The school council create their own agenda, take minutes from each meeting and find ways to solve problems fairly. A suggestion board is displayed in each classroom, or children can speak directly to their representative about ideas or issues they want to raise at the next meeting. The minutes of each meeting are also displayed in each class, and the representatives are given the opportunity to hold regular discussions with their classmates.
The school council focuses on three key areas:
School projects – The councillors meet together to discuss ideas and issues within our school community such as curriculum ideas, playground equipment, school lunches and much more.
Community projects – The pupils decide on projects that can have an impact in our local community, such as fundraising, volunteering and creating links with other local community groups.
Global projects – Our councillors discuss how they can have an impact on the world, such as fundraising for global charities and thinking about environmental issues and the difference we can make at Holy Trinity.
School Council Teacher Representative
This Year’s School Council
Our Current Project
Recently, we have been campaigning to stop members of the public parking dangerously on Church Street.