How it works
Millbrook’s School Council 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 School Council 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. This is also done for the Junior Governing Body.
The first Millbrook School Council was appointed in September 2017. They have participated in staff recruitment: Mr Bonallo, Mrs Alexandru and many more were put through a gruelling interview by the School Council members when they applied for a job at Millbrook!
The School Council Members also have the task of talking to visitors and showing them around our school.
Some of these responsibilities are shared with the Junior Governing Body.
Millbrook’s School Council are helping to introduce major changes to the school playground. This will include the choice of equipment for the playground and also sharing their opinion on the equipment rota. They have also organised the tuck shop, they chose the name for the serving area in the dinner hall and choose the lanyards for the Stars of the Week. They also meet with the Headteacher and Governors to discuss their ideas and give their views.
School Council 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 School Council members to become dynamic and resourceful citizens.