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Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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School Council

School Council

The views and ideas of the pupils at St. Martin at Shouldham are represented through the School Council.  This meets regularly and comments on what is happening in school.  Each class selects two pupils to represent their views and raise issues for them.  A term of office is one year.


The purpose of the School Council is


  • to promote empowerment
  • to ensure that pupil's views are important and acted upon
  • to offer opinions about things that affect them
  • to offer ideas for Charitable fundraising (local and international)
  • to improve the school
  • to develop citizenship skills


School Council meet every two weeks. An agenda is sent out in advance with important discussion points to be explored and prepared in class prior to our meeting. A 'Drop Box' is emptied every Thursday lunch time and contains ideas for school council to discuss. These are submitted by pupils of all ages. School council feedback to pupils at the beginning of collective worship.


Reports from the School Council are submitted to the Headteacher and the Governing Body every term.  The School Council has been responsible for many successful Charitable campaigns.

Our local MP and Secretary of State for Justice, Elizabeth Truss, presented the badges to class representatives in October 2016. School Council also met with her to discuss parliament and government. They were able to identify many similarities such has how our own school council is elected and the role it plays in supporting the school and its pupils. This has prepared them well for their visit to Parliament in February 2017. 

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Please take a moment to look at what we are discussing


Next School Council Meeting:


  • Thursday 2nd February
  • Time: 2.40pm
  • Place: Adventurers’ classroom



  1. ‘Blood Bike’ fundraising.
  2. Empty ‘drop box’.
  3. Eco Council update regarding bird food.
  4. Action plan review.


Class discussion - 'Playground expectations' – Expectations, rules and responsibilities. Please discuss this with your teacher and class. Bring any notes to the next meeting please.


You said we need more bird feeders. We... have spoken with Eco-School council and they are researching the best ones to purchase, you should see them around school shortly. You said we would like more charity fundraising events. We... will be running a charity event in aid of 'Blood Bikes' during Science week (Spring Term 2). You said we would like more clubs. We... have  more clubs this year than last year, across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Welcome to St Martin at Shouldham.