School Council

At Elmwood Junior School we strongly value the importance of pupil voice.  The School Council at Elmwood Junior School is made up of representatives from each class and aims to encourage children to have some responsibility for the way things work and develop at Elmwood. Pupils put themselves forward as candidates by giving a short speech highlighting the qualities they embody and are elected by their peers through a class vote.

The main responsibility of each council member is to be the ‘voice of their class’. These responsibilities include: listening to the views of peers, sharing their ideas with the rest of the council and taking information from school council meetings back to their class. Their focus is on developing the classroom environment, outside environment and maintaining a safe and happy community as well as making significant contributions towards school policies. At Elmwood Junior School the pupil voice is truly heard.

The computing & online safety subject leader has a group of Digital Leaders within the school who help out in classes, run workshops, research new technology and keep up-to-date with technology updates.

School council recently met with our head chef to discuss and share their views on school dinners. Councilors had gathered feedback from their peers on the current menu and what they would like to be added in the future. Lynn will now go back to the caterers and discuss the changes that the children would like to see when the menu is changed.