St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

What is a School Council?   


A school council is a representative group of pupils elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with the senior managers and governors of their school. The school council can also take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning and development of the school.


School councils can help children and young people to:

  • enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
  • feel that their school responds to their needs;
  • have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
  • have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
  • develop active life skills through participating.



Our School Council

We have a very successful School Council.  Our representatives, elected from Year 2 upwards, meet with their classes before and after each meeting of the Council. This gives everyone in each class the opportunity to let the Council representative have their views and ideas and for the representative to report back the outcomes of the meeting. The Council provides the children with a valuable ‘citizenship’ experience. 

All school councilors wear their badges with pride.

Click onto the link below to find out more about the work of our School Council.

Butlers Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, B20 2NY

0121 554 9581