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Meet St. Joseph's School Council!





St Joseph’s School Council 2019-20

With God in our hearts we learn and grow together on our journey through life.


Each year voting takes place in every classroom, for the children to be elected to the School Council.

Y6 –  Lorenzo and Aiza

Y5 – Elizabeth and Liam

Y4 – Ola and Oscar

Y3 – Teddy and Tayler

Y2 – Richie and Amber

Y1 –


The School Council aims:

  • To have a voice which is listened to

  • To encourage pupil engagement in learning and the life of the School

  • To take responsibility for their environment, academic progress and standards of behaviour

  • To promote active citizenship by having an input into decision making concerning the future of the school


The Roles and Responsibilities of the School Council:

St Joseph's School Council meets at least each half term (with a senior leader) to discuss and sort out problems or to come up with great ideas or initiatives to make the school even better. These may include school lunches, behaviour, business plans or ideas for fundraising events. Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed, such as planning charity events, meeting with Governors or putting forward views of other children in the School.


This is what the School Council said about their roles:

"We talk about how we can make school a healthier and better place"


"To make learning as fun as can be at school so children put their heart into it"


"We can get ideas from all the classes on how to make our school better"


"Our role is looking after teachers and people in the school"


"The School Council help the school to be the best it can be



The Governors invited the School council to a strawberries and cream tea party on the 9th July 2019 to thank them for all their hard work in supporting the school during the year.

School Council meeting with Governor Vanessa Vaughan 14.3.19


At this meeting the children were sharing the views of each class about what their dream of an excellent school would be like. The children were articulate and thoughtful in their discussions and highlighted respect, sharing , kindness, healthy eating, having fun lessons and no bullying. When asked how St Joseph’s could become an even better school their ideas included respect between parents and children, more  practical activities in Science lessons, changing the basketball zones in the playground to include other sports and more subject based after school clubs.


The council said the most important thing the school could do would be to help people around the world as at St Joseph’s we have everything we need. The children also talked enthusiastically and proudly about the School’s recent success in a gymnastics competition, Science Week activities with Tiffin School staff and their litter collection and environmental work.

Vanessa Vaughan (Governor)


Previous school council achievements:

Improved playground – (KS2 Astro turf, table tennis, more equipment, replaced bark in bark area) (KS1 building equipment, stage area in KS1 playground). 

New Library and  wellbeing room.

More variety of after school clubs - (non-sport based) We provided Art Club, Bible Club, Zumba, Science Club and will be looking into other clubs which have been requested.