Pupil School Council

School Council

Being a school councillor is a very responsible position and the chance to play a very important part in the life of Meon Junior School. Each class elects two school councillors who attend our fortnightly meetings.

A school council is an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability. A school council can also provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.


The children who would like to run for the School Council present speeches to the rest of their class explaining:

  • Why they would like to be a School Council member
  • Why they think they would make a good school councillor

To make it fair and democratic, a secret ballot is held so that each class can decide who will best represent them.

The School Council takes part in many activities including:

  • Listening to the views and ideas of other children
  • Representing these ideas during our school council meetings
  • Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and the local environment.
  • Making decisions that affect school life.
  • Reporting back on the school council meetings to the rest of their class.

Through the school council all children have the opportunity to raise issues and put forward their ideas. The children at Meon Junior know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.