What is a Pupil Council? What does a pupil council do?
The pupil council meets - usually with a teacher present - to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. Members of the pupil council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, speaking at assemblies or organising competitions.
The pupil council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Each year, every class will normally elect 1 representative to be their member of the pupil council.
A good pupil council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.
Pupil Councils have been around for around 40 years, but now with citizenship being taught, there are many more around. In Beckford we have a very good Pupil Council.