Alverton School Council

Our Aims

  1. To discuss ways to improve the school.
  2. To make children feel safe in school.
  3. To keep our school healthy.
  4. To keep children happy during school.
  5. To allow younger children to have their own opinion.

 How are the Councillors elected?

  • Members are elected following the annual Hustings. Pupils vote in a private ballot. 

How long do the Councillors remain in office?

  • 1 year 

How many Councillors are appointed?

  • Up to 2 pupils are appointed from each class.  (The Reception Class are invited to observe the meetings on a rota basis.) Up to 2 Deputies are appointed from each class. 

How are Councillors sworn in?

  • They receive their badges in assembly 

How are Councillors dismissed from office?

  • If a Councillor is acting or behaving in a manner contrary to the expectations in the pledge the procedure is:
  1. a verbal warning from the Lead Teacher explaining the consequences
  2. a meeting of all Councillors offering them the chance to discuss the offending behaviour
  3.    (the offending Councillor would not be present but would be at hand so that they can be informed of any decision). Usually the Councillor would be given a last chance in writing.
  4. The final meeting of the Councillor would include a vote to decide action. They have the right to offer one last chance.
    5. If dismissal is the democratic decision then the Councillor would be informed verbally immediately  and then in writing as soon as possible. 

How often do the Councillors meet?

  • Once a month 

Where do the Councillors meet?

  • In the HT office classroom 

When do the Councillors meet?

During the school day 

For how long?

  • Half an hour 

How are meetings carried out?

  • The Chair leads the meeting and Minutes are taken by the Secretary. The Treasurer manages the budget and leads the Fundraising

How does the Council link to the Parliament?

  • An agenda item is brought to the Council meeting from each class. Items are discussed and then three are chosen to present to Parliament, following a vote.