Our School Council 2016/2017

Councillers Opinions

“Hi my name is Mia. When I’m not at school I enjoy climbing, swimming and gymnastics. I think I will be good at this role because I can listen to other people’s ideas and also contribute to new ideas. I’m looking forward to exciting trips! ”

“Hi my name is Georgia. I am good at listening to people’s views. I am a good friend to everybody and that makes a good school Councillor.”

“Hi my name is Blake. I will be a good school Councillor because I always listen to people’s ideas. I can’t wait to bring some fun activities to the school.”

“Hi my name is Charlie. I enjoy thinking of ideas that could bring happiness to others. I would like to do more tournaments to bring more diversity to the activities we do. My biggest hope is for the school to be an even better place than it is.”

“Hi my name is Olivia and I enjoy gymnastics and cheer-leading when I’m not at school. I think I will be a good school Councillor because I enjoy helping others. I am looking forward to the other school council meetings to discuss how we can help others.” 

“My name is Ted. I like swimming and I think I will be good because I have exciting ideas”

“My name is Sophie. I like drawing and doing art at home. I think I will be good at being a school Councillor because I understand other people’s views.”

“Hi my name is Katie. My favourite thing is netball. I am looking forward to bringing good ideas to the school and I am so proud that I got picked.”

 “Hi my name is Jackson. I am clever, loving and funny. I would bring competitions and fundraising like an art competition to display this school creative talent.”

“Hi my name is Holly. I like art and toad in the hole for tea! I think I will be a good school councillor because I am passionate and understanding. I am looking forward to going on trips.”  

“Hi my name is Andrew. When I’m not at school I enjoy playing football. I think I will be a good school councillor because I am very kind. I am looking forward to all the exciting things that are going to happen.”

Benton Dene’s School Councillors

 What is a School Council?

A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

What does a good school council do?

A good school council meets on a regular basis to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.


What jobs are there?

In our school council, there are three main job titles – a chair, a secretary and a treasurer. The person who takes on this job role changes on a regular basis so that everyone in the council can have a go.


Which teacher are on hand to help the school council?

Miss Fairney (Reception)


A good school council is one that represents the views of all the pupils and gets things done!

These are some things that make our school council effective:

  • Regular meetings, both with and without a member of staff,
  • A small but select council which represents years 2-6 and has a spokesperson from each house team,
  • Good communication between the school council representative and their classes,
  • Confidence to lead assemblies,
  • Links to the School Governors and fundraising events.

The school council are in the process of producing a termly newsletter, in which their highlights and achievements from the past term will be shared. The newsletter will be put on the website in the very near future.

School council meetings

Meetings to take place on Monday lunch times (unless informed otherwise by the teacher).
Additional meetings may need to be arranged in the run up to events.