Aire View Infant School

Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 0AW

01535 653290

Meet Our School Council

 We are pleased to present our new school councillors for the school year 2016-2017

School Council 2016-17

The children below have been elected to the School Council by their peers because they were considered to be good listeners, reliable, able to share ideas and represent their fellow class members in the best possible way.

Yr 2 Robyn (Owls) Chairperson

Yr 2 Bobby (Doves) Vice Chairperson

Yr 2 Isla (Kingfishers) Secretary

Yr 1 Katie (Eagles) Treasurer

Yr 1 Zac (Robins)

Yr 1 Zach (Swallows)

Rec Lenny (Skylarks)

Rec Zain (Bluebirds)

Rec George (Swifts)

Why have a School Council?

To help children develop responsible attitudes

To improve behaviour

To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PSHE and Citizenship

To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence

To improve pupil/teacher relationships


How does the School Council work?

The Chair leads the meetings -

Conventional committee procedures are used

Class representatives bring issues to the School Council

Mrs Tucker and Mrs Roberts will support and guide the meetings


When does the School Council take place?

Usually every three weeks on a Friday — 11.45pm-12.15pm

How can I raise an issue?

Tell your class representative- your point will be raised at the next meeting

Write a suggestion or concern and put it in the box which is kept in the main


How do I find out what happened?

Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible the following week.

Minutes from the meeting will be displayed on the board in the main entrance and a copy will be on the website.

Officer Roles

The Chairperson: 

  • Runs meetings and leads discussions
  • Helps to prepare the agenda
  • Talks to teachers and governors about what the school council thinks and its ideas for new activities
  • Makes sure all council members are actively involved

The Vice Chairperson: 

  • Keeps in touch with all the class representatives
  • Makes sure that everyone who agrees to do something does it
  • Leads meetings if the Chairperson is away

The Secretary: 

  • Takes notes (minutes) at meetings
  • Helps to prepare the agenda
  • Makes sure that everyone knows when the meetings are
  • Keeps all notes safely in the minutes book

The Treasurer: 

  • Learns about finances and meets with Mrs Tucker, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Bottomley to discuss any proposed purchases by the school council
  • Writes a report on how much money has been spent, what it has been spent on and how much money is left

 WEB LINK: School Councils UK (Opens in new page)