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Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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Voluntary Aided Primary Academy

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School Council

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School Council


The School Council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and helps to make improvements to the school. Each class from Year 1 to Year 6, elects two pupils to represent the class and their term of office is for 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 meets regularly. An agenda is sent out in advance with important discussion points to be explored and prepared in class prior to the meeting. A 'Drop Box' is emptied each week 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 Deputy Mayor of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Councillor Geoff Hipperson and the Deputy Mayoress, presented School Council with their badges in a special celebration assembly on 5th October 2018. After meeting with the Deputy Mayor, School Council 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 on 23rd November 2018. 

Welcome to St Martin at Shouldham.