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School Council Constitution

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Produce your own constitution for your School Council by selecting any of the possible rules and procedures below and then pressing submit.

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Councillors and their behaviour and attitude
The council shall be made up of two representatives from each class, one boy and one girl.
A councillor, once elected will be on the School Council for one year.
A councillor, once elected will be on the School Council for one term.
Once a pupil has been a councillor in the school, they cannot stand for election a second time.
Pupils can stand for election to be councillors as often as they want while they are part of the school
Councillors, as representatives of pupils of the school agree to maintain the highest standards of behaviour
The councillors will treat with politeness any visitors to the meeting
Add your own statement to “councillors’ behaviour and attitude”.
Voting and selection procedures
All decisions taken at School Council meetings shall be by show of hands with votes for and against recorded
If a vote is a tie, the chairperson will have the deciding vote
The link teacher or headteacher is not allowed to vote in School Council meetings
The link teacher or headteacher can vote in School Council meetings
The chairperson will be elected by the councillors
The chairperson will be decided by the link teacher or headteacher
The secretary will be selected by the chairperson
The secretary will be decided by a vote by all the councillors
A councillor may be voted off the council if their behaviour in school becomes a problem
Add your own statements to voting and selection procedures here.
Structures and procedures at School Council meetings
School council meetings will be held
Once a week
Once a fortnight
Once every half term
Whenever time permits
Meetings will only occur when the link teacher or headteacher is present
The agenda will be decided in advance by the chairperson
The agenda will be decided in advance by the chairperson, the secretary and others who the chair chooses
The agenda will be decided at the meeting by all the councillors
The council must make sure that all people likely to be affected by a decision are informed first and have a chance to comment
Minutes will be taken at every council meeting and every decision made will be carefully written down
The council will invite a wide range of people to meetings to help the councillors make the best decisions
The chairperson is in charge of the School Council meeting and has the right to silence people or remove them from the meeting if they are behaving badly
The link teacher or headteacher will have the right to prevent the School Council discussing any issues that s/he believes the council do not have the right to discuss or the power to do anything about
The link teacher or headteacher will have the right to prevent the School Council making a decision that s/he considers is not the responsibility of the council or within its powers to decide
The link teacher or headteacher do not have the right under any circumstances to interfere with the issues the council decides to discuss or the decisions it chooses to make
Add your own statement to ‘structures’.
Promoting the School Council: giving the school community a voice
The School Council will have a noticeboard in a prominent place in the school
There will be a School Council suggestion box in each classroom for children to make comments to their council
There will be a School Council suggestion box near the front entrance of the school for anyone, including parents and visitors to the school, to make comments to the School Councillors
Add your own statement to ‘promoting the School Council’.
School council rights and responsibilities
The council will have its own account and spend money as it chooses
The council will have an account but can only spend money with the agreement of the headteacher
The council will not have its own account
All members of the school will be informed of the decision the council has taken
The council fully supports the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and will always try to address issues which threaten or violate these rights
The council will have a responsibility to help the school become more environmentally friendly
The council will have the responsibility to think of ways to help the local community become a safer, healthier and more peaceful place to live in.
The council will have the responsibility to make sure that the school buys products from companies that have a good record on human rights and the environment
Add your own statements to School Council rights and responsibilities.
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