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School Council

Our school council is made up of 2 students from every class. Each councillor has been proposed and elected by their peers in a democratic way to represent their views and raise issues with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors of the school.

The school council  at CCJ can propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning  and processes. Our school council have the opportunity to work with the governing body, to choose some fundraising projects and be a part of staff appointments.

The purpose of an effective school council is to help children and young people to:

  • Enjoy and feel empowered by their education
  • 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 life skills through participation

School Council 2017-18


Our new school council have been elected! We have 20 new school councillors from across the school and held our first official meeting last week. The school council have already started to think about the changes they want to make starting with a quiet area for children to use at playtimes and lunchtime. The school council made lots of suggestions for where the reflection should be but finally decided on using the space outside of the library. Our school council would like to have an area for drawing and writing, questions displayed to reflect on and cushions to make the space comfortable. The work has already started as the wonderful people at Lloyds bank painted the woodwork to make the space more inviting on Friday.

School Council 2016-17

The school council worked with their classes to find what we could do to help and encourage our pupils to cycle or scoot to school.  One of the main concerns was the lack of dry and secure places to store bikes and scooters and so they decided to raise money towards some new bike racks. The school council held a series of 'Hot Chocolate Friday' events and raised £200 to contribute to the bike racks. The bike racks are currently being installed at the front of the school thanks to the work of the school council and the work Mrs Osborne has done in partnership with our local authority. Well done School Council!