school Council:

We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school. 

Our School Council aims to ensure our pupils have:

  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment
  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process

 Our School Council encourages pupils to develop:

  • A sense of ownership over policy and practice
  • A consensus over school issues such as how we can improve our school
  • A responsibility towards the school community and environment

 Our School Council gives pupils the experience of:

  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Debating skills
  • Mediation and negotiating skills
  • Basic budgeting and managing money


Class elections are held every year so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches as well as developing the full potential of the School Council to complete tasks.  Two candidates will be elected from each class in KS2.  The Head Boy and the Head Girl will automatically form part of the School Council.


  • Two representatives from each KS2 class and the Head Boy and the Head Girl
  • Link Teacher
  • An agenda organised by the link teacher
  • Minutes recorded by the children

Giving Feedback to Pupils:

Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next.  This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school. 

What have the School Council been doing this year 2022 - 2023?

 The School Council have been very busy this academic year and have already achieved so much.

  • Taking a key role in charity fundraisers – Children in Need and Red Nose Day. The School Council decided on the fundraising activities that the school would take part in for each of these worthwhile charity days.
  • Feeding back to Mrs Towndrow Birds about what the pupils of Barlborough Primary School like about their school.
  • Creating a pupil friendly action plan relating to how we can improve our school. Key areas for improvement noted on this plan are:
    • Our playground
    • Our garden
    • Our library
    • How we travel to school
  • Meeting with Rob Bounds (ModeShift Stars) to celebrate our bronze award and to discuss how we can continue to promote active and sustainable ways to travel to and from school within our whole community.
  • Collecting data linked with means of transport to and from school and then discussing and analysing this data. Trends were identified and then used to help support next steps in our pupil friendly action plan.
  • Providing feedback based on new school initiatives – The use of Knowledge Organisers for Topic (Geography and History). This feedback was then shared during a staff meeting and acted upon accordingly.
  • Ensuring a fair distribution of class PE equipment.
  • Meeting with relevant staff members to discuss projects linked with the pupil action plan (Mr Fidler and Mrs Gilbert).
  • Deciding on the new name for the ‘Buddy Bench’ to ensure that children feel comfortable using it during their playtimes.



What have the School Council been doing in 2018-19?

Take a look...…


Gardeners` World

The School Council have recently been brightening up the front entrance to school by planting the old sinks with annuals.




Pudsey Spotacular!

The theme of this year`s Children in Need  was spots!

The School Council asked everyone to raise money for Children in Need by coming in spotty fancy dress. Each class also organised an extremely spotty game . Altogether we raised a fantastic £500!

The School Council presentsu2026u2026King John -the Pantomime!

Miss Towndrow asked the School Council to explain to Key Stage 2 all about Magna Carta and how important a date it is in British History. We decided to put on a show.
King John was a very bad man indeed and deserved all the boos and hisses that he got from the audience. He was always demanding more taxes from the people of England .In the photos you can see his soldiers dragging off a nobleman and his family to throw them into the Tower of London and leave them to starve to death. We explained to the audience how the rest of his noblemen had had enough of this kind of treatment . In 1215, they forced King John to sign a document giving the people more rights- the charter we know today as the Magna Carta.

Children in Need launch

Just before half term, the School Council  took assembly to tell the whole school what we will be doing to raise money for Children in Need on November 13th. We will be dressing up as TV and film characters and having a mammoth bake sale.

Each class will be planning their own fund raising activity as well. We hope to raise loads of money!