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The School Council

“All young people – irrespective of ability, personality, race or class – should feel valued and safe within an inclusive and caring school community throughout their school years. Schools with an ethos of mutual respect develop into caring communities where each individual understands that they can make a valuable contribution...”

 (Teddy Gold, Honorary director. Schools Councils UK, June 2000)

What is our School Council?

Our school council is a classroom elected body of students whose purpose is to represent their classes and be a forum for active and constructive student input into the daily life of the school. 



What does our School Council do?

  • Provides the opportunity for stuidents to become partners in their own education and to make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
  • Develops and promote student's self-confidence, social skills and their responsible behaviour towards each other and towards their teachers and adult members of staff.
  • Develops the students' knowledge, skills and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.
  • Develops students effective speaking and listening skills.
  • Develops the students' recognition of themselves as worthy individuals with a right to be heard.
  • Encourages the student to have a "voice" and to share their opinions and ideas with others.
  • Encourages students to become more responsible and actively involved in the decision-making process of the school.
  • Develops important life skills which promote positive mental health and social welfare, emotional literacy, critical and moral reasoning, self-esteem, self-awareness, communication skills, relationship skills and assertiveness.

Our Secondary School Council members are:

  • Charley
  • Luke
  • Sam
  • Sam
  • Amber
  • Ellie

Primary School Council

Heathermount also has a Primary School Council for our younger students (key stages 1-2) Every year primary students elect two councillors from each class to sit on the council. The Primary School Councillors are supported and encouraged to have their say about matters or interest regarding the school and the wider community. 
The Primary School Council provides an excellent opportunity for the students to develop their confidence, sense of responsibility and social skills. 

Our Primary School Council members are:

  • Traivys
  • William
  • Cohen
  • Erik
  • Cody
  • Nathan
  1. School Council Agenda Template
  2. School Council Keywords
  3. School Council Roles
  4. Student Complaint Form