What do the School Council do?

The School Council takes part in lots of activities including:

• Listening to the views and concerns of other pupils;

• Representing these concerns to Mrs Nicholl, and other adults;

• Coming up with ideas to help Mr Coy improve the school and make big decisions;

• Thinking of ways to contribute to our school and Gainsborough;

• Having the responsibility for a budget;

• Representing Benjamin Adlard School as a role model.

Being a school councillor is a very responsible position as you have to listen to your friends, share your class ideas as a representative and sometimes have to do things in your lunch times. However, it is your chance to play an important part in our Benjamin Adlard community. You may feel a little nervous about putting yourself up for the position but it is exciting to see what happens when people share their ideas so be brave!


To apply for the school council please write 5-10 sentences explaining why you would like to be elected as your Class School Councillors and what issues would be important to you and your class.

To make it fair, there will be a vote so that everyone can decide who will best represent them. This will be recorded on a secret ballot in your class before next Friday. You do not have to tell anyone who you have voted for!

The newly elected School Councillors will meet with Mrs Nicholl and Mrs Hardy every two weeks starting Wednesday the 21st of September to discuss BIG IDEAS to make Benjamin Adlard an even more fantastic place to be!

 I can’t wait to hear all your ideas and see what BIG things we can do together!

Mrs Nicholl

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Our school council

The members of our 2015/2016 School council will be decided this week!

The school council is run by Mrs Nicholl and Mrs Hardy. The views and opinions of everybody in our school are listened to and valued.

At Benjamin Adlard, we promote British values. One of the British values we promote is democracy. We encourage children to have a say about our school and how it runs day to day. Each class nominates two school councillors at the start of the year. These school councillors attend regular meetings (Fortnightly). In these meetings the councillors discuss school improvement, research other schools, conduct book scrutiny, undertake learning walks and other school monitoring in order to play an active part in moving our school forward.

Our school council are also members of the KYRA school council, currently the only joint school council in the country. Children visit each others schools, to aid school improvement and run council meetings. See the link below.


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