School Council

The school council meet half termly to talk about ways to improve our school and share ideas. Each class from Year 1 - Year 6 has 2 school representatives who lead discussions, to ensure that every child in school is able to contribute ideas, to make St James' School the best it can be! Got a question? Speak to your class representative or write it down in your classroom.

What is School Council?

Each member of our council, has an important role to play. The children take full responsibility for leading our meetings as well as feeding back to the rest of their class. We work closely with the senior leaders of St James’ Primary School and with the governors, to suggest improvements and share our good news with them.

The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at St James’. We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. Sometimes we will have to talk to Miss Brady, Mr Lloyd or other teachers and sometimes we will have to make phone calls to people outside of school.

Our School Council Promise

At St James’, we aim to be a good and effective School Council by listening to the children in our school, representing their views and getting things done! We will do this by holding regular meetings and be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed and planned. We will also communicate our ideas and plans effectively between the Governors, the SLT, the staff and the pupils.

Our School Council worked closely with Miss Collinge to organise a non-uniform Spotty themed day for Children in Need. They also arranged a “Cover Pudsey in Loose Change” challenge each class.

The children worked hard on organising these events through school and raised an amazing £192.42.

School Council have continued their hard work for local charities with the penny challenge for The Rossendale Hospice Penny Challenge raising £86.20 of loose change which has helped them raise a grand total of £3,978.95