We have a strong School Council at our school, made up of 2 representatives and 2 vice-representatives from each class from Years 2 to 6. These representatives are chosen through a secret ballot by their classmates at the start of each school year.
They meet regularly to discuss any issues and give suggestions for improvements. They then feed back information to their class.
Recently, they have been involved in the appointment of new staff to our school, by preparing and asking the candidates questions. The Council then came and fed back their thoughts and ideas about each candidate to the interview panel, and these conversations formed an important part of our recruitment process.