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School Council

West SILC school council was set up in September 2008. Our school council is group of students who are elected or chosen to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. The school council meet regularly, about once a month to discuss and sort out a range of issues. Some of the issues the council have discussed are:

  • Making our school a nicer place
  • Lunchtimes
  • Fund raising ideas and activities
  • School events (such as the talent shows and Take Over Day)
  • Behaviour

We have used questionnaires to get the views of most of our students. Our reps have also been involved in recruiting new members of staff.

The members of the school council this year are:

Angel, Thomas, Dina, Patrick, Harrison, William, Georgia-Leigh, Tiffany and Alfie.

Having an effective school council is very important so we can:

  • Enable children and young people to be active stakeholders in their school
  • Give a ‘voice’ to our students
  • Provide an extra network of communication throughout the school
  • Assist with organisation of special events and fund raising activities
  • Add an important dimension to the review of behaviour management and associated policy and practice
  • Build pupil’s confidence and self-esteem
  • Encourage shy and disaffected pupils to be more involved
  • Offer pupils the opportunity to learn additional valuable skills


Takeover Day 2015

Our students did us proud on Takeover Day.  They completed an application for their preferred job, and eagerly awaited to hear if they had been successful.  The roles they took included teacher, teaching assistant, admin, ICT technician, caretaker, lunchtime assistant, caterer and even school principal!   All those classes that were involved  had an amazing experience.  Some of the students involved said “I enjoyed the day, I had an easy job!"  and another said “I liked being the teacher, and bossing everyone about!”  

You can read the full report from the Local Authority below.

Previous School Council meeting minutes can be downloaded here:

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