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Junior Governing Body

How it works

Millbrook’s Junior Governing Body members are elected each year through the democratic process of election. All pupils in years 1 – 6 have the opportunity to become a member of the Junior Governing Body as as a representative. Those who are interested have to prepare a speech stating why they consider themselves to be the right person for the job! Each child has to deliver the speech to their peers in their class and answer any questions. Once this is finished the voting process begins.


This early introduction to voting is intended to familiarise pupils with the key skills needed to become active citizens in the wider community.


September 2019 will see the first Millbrook Junior Governing Body. They were previously known as School Council members. They have since April participated in staff recruitment: Mr Bonallo (year 5 teacher) and Ms Akinola (year 2 teacher) were both put through a gruelling interview by the Junior Governing Body members when they applied for a job at Millbrook!



Millbrook Primary Junior Governing Body will be helping to introduce major changes to the school playground. This will include the library bus due in September 2019. They will meet with the Headteacher and Governors to discuss their ideas and give their views.


Junior Governing Body Meetings are held once every 4 weeks, lasting for up to one hour when members sharpen their skills in chairing, minute taking, secretarial skills, listening, putting forward ideas, decision making and communication to name but a few. Pupils will build up confidence in running short Class Council meetings when they will report back to their peers on issues discussed at meetings.


At Millbrook Primary School our purpose is to support the growth of Junior Governing Body members to become dynamic and resourceful citizens.