Welcome to our School Council page. Here you find out everything you need to know about being a member of the school council from how to become one, to the roles and responsibilities of a councillor.
Mrs Beal, Turtles teacher and PSHE Leader, runs the School Council.
Each half term we hold our School Council Elections and each of the reception and KS1 classes elect one representative to become part of the school council. When you are elected you receive a badge for you to wear during the school day. This way everyone knows who you are and who represents the student voice.
Being a school councillor is a very responsible position as you have to have a lot of sensible ideas and sometimes have to do things in your lunch times. It is your chance to play an important part in our New Milton community. You may feel a little nervous about putting yourself up for election but it is exciting to see what happens when people share their ideas so be brave!
What do the School Council do?
The School Council take part in lots of activities including:
• Listening to the views and concerns of other pupils
• Representing these concerns to teachers, Mrs Beal and other adults
• Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and make decisions
• Thinking of ways to contribute to our local environment
• Fundraising events for local and national charities
The School Council meet once a week and are involved in making decisions about all aspects of school life. They consult with the children in their classes and put forward suggestions to improve the quality of the school environment.