The Elm Academy School Council consists of twelve representatives – one child from each class from Year 1 to Year 6.
A new School Council is appointed every year through a democratic process. Any child in a class can put themselves forward as a class representative. The candidates are encouraged to make a short speech to explain to their class why they should be the School Council representative. The children in the class then vote and the person with the most votes is elected while the person with the second most votes becomes second in command.
School Council meetings take place regularly. All School Council members are responsible for making and maintaining a class suggestion box. At every School Council meeting, the boxes are opened and any suggestions put forward are discussed and voted on, if appropriate. Any suggestions which the School Council would like to implement are presented to the Senior Leadership Team.
Future projects for the School Council include helping to implement the Rights Respecting Schools initiative and fundraising.