School Council

Hawksworth CE Primary School benefits from having a School Council where representatives from the classes help to make decisions about important issues which concern them and their fellow pupils.

The School Council aims to:

  • involve pupils in making decision about the running of the school;

  • help make school a safe, happy and fair place to learn;

  • help teach pupils about democracy and good citizenship;

  • work in partnership with all the adults to improve the school;

  • help make decisions about how money could be spent;

  • help arrange fund raising events;

  • make sure that every child can have their say;

  • improve communication between pupils and adults at the school.

There are two members from each class from Years 1 to 6, usually a boy and a girl, who are appointed at the start of each academic year. 

The School Council meets every three weeks.  In between each meeting, the School Councillors arrange with their class teacher to hold a ‘Class Council’ session.  This provides an opportunity for School Council representatives to feedback to the class what was said at the previous meeting and to take their views to the next meeting.