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School Council

Making a difference for Walkley pupils


Our vision is for all children at Walkley Primary School to be able to have a voice and contribute towards the continuous improvement of our school community.


The School Council is a body of pupils elected by their peers in a formal election setting. These students represent the views of all the pupils and consider ways to improve their school. The school council is made up of representatives from each class from Y2 to Y6 with representatives for pupils in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 from Year 6. The council discuss matters about their learning and school life and raise any concerns with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors of the school. Walkley Primary School firmly believe that young people have unique perspectives on learning, teaching and schooling in general and we encourage pupils to think about how to enact their understanding of citizenship, sustainability, human rights and responsibilities in practical ways. It gives them direct experience of debating and negotiating issues and enables them to see the 'bigger picture' of how the whole school community works together for the benefit of all.


The election of the School Council


School council elections are held after the candidates have presented their election manifesto to the pupils through videos. School council elections take place throughout the election day and all pupils vote for their preferred candidates.


The role of the School Council


The role of all School Councillors is to:

  • Listen to the views of their class and represent these ideas and views during school council meetings.
  • Feedback key issues from these meetings to their class.


The designated roles on the School Council are:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Liaison Officer
  • Environmental Officer
  • Play Mentors
  • Infant Class Representatives
  • Class Representatives
  • Publicity Team
  • FS2 Lunchtime Play Mentors