Here at Bell’s Brae Primary School, we believe that all pupils have an important part to play in making decisions about how our school is run. One of the ways in which pupils can have their say, and make sure that their voice is listened to, is through the Pupil Council. Fourteen representatives from each class between P3 – P7 form the Pupil Council and they meet together every month to talk about important school issues and projects. Any pupil can take their suggestions, comments or opinions to their class representative, who will, in turn, put it forward to the Pupil Council at their next meeting.
Each school year, a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary are elected. These pupils have additional responsibilities throughout the year and have the final say on Pupil Council business. Each representative has an important role in feeding back information from the meetings to their classes. This ensures all pupils are aware of any updates or decisions made on suggestions that have been put forward by their representatives. 2 teacher representatives support the Council to run smoothly by typing up agendas and minutes for each meeting. Representatives have the responsibility to talk to the people who can help to make changes and improvements happen in the school with teacher representative guidance.
Bell’s Brae Pupil Council involves pupils in decisions that affect themselves, their class and their school and also helps them to gain confidence to voice their ideas and opinions. It also gives pupils responsibilities, which encourage them to become active citizens. Together, we can help Bell’s Brae Primary School to continue to grow and succeed.