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School Council

Here at the Academy of Cuxton Schools, our school council is made up of 2 elected representatives of each class from year 1 to year 6.

The children vote for a representative in each class by holding a ballot at the start of the year, then the elected school councillors hold that post for the whole school year.


The School Council meets regularly to discuss topical and school-based issues. They work with our pupils, staff, parents, governors and wider community to support the school ethos, to improve the achievements and successes of our school and to make the school a happier place for all.


We look at a new issue each term, and regularly survey the entire school to gain an understanding of our children's thoughts about tackling that issue. The school council members discuss them with their classmates, their class teacher and TAs, ensuring everyone has an input. Children and staff express their preferences on that topic by dropping a counter into the labelled pot of their choice on our 'The School Council would like to ask...' display.





The school council meets regularly to share ideas on how we can improve the schools and to take the lead on a range of events and campaigns.  We have recently written to the Parish Council about having a safe place to cross on Bush Road.  We have also been asking the children in school to vote about playtimes and lunchtimes and how we can make things better for them.


This is what Mr Clayton says we have to be:


What kind of person makes a good school councillor?

  • Approachable
  • Good listener - everyone in the class has to feel comfortable talking to you
  • Organised - it will be your responsibility to make sure meetings happen in your class regularly.
  • Assertive - the opinions of your class are just as important as everyone else's.
  • Efficient - class discussions must cover a lot of issues in a short space of time.
  • Fair - everyone has the right to express a point of view.
  • Good Communicator - you need to be able to work with students and staff from across the school, and also visitors to the school might want to talk to you.