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School Council

Our Purpose

We are the voice of the pupils at Shepherd Primary School

  • We aim to get things done to continue improving our school
  • To give every pupil a voice
  • To make all decision-making fair 

Our Mission Statement:

Our school council wants to promote pride in our school by promoting projects which will benefit, and involve everyone.


Membership and Elections

  • Any pupil of Shepherd Primary School can put themselves forward to be elected democratically.

  • Representatives from the previous year’s election stand before the class describing the role and responsibilities of a Class Representative.

  • Every pupil, once fully informed of the role and responsibilities, is encouraged to stand for election stating their reasons before the class.

  • Each candidate will be given time to plan and write a speech to present their class which will explain why they think they would be the best person to represent the views of their class.

  • Then the classes vote for the person who they feel would get the job done the best by writing down the name of the person they decide on.

  • Elected members will be announced by the Headteacher and names will be confirmed on the school blog and in the first available whole school assembly for whole school recognition, where badges will be presented.


School Council Members

All members of the school council have a duty to report back any information they discuss to their classes. They must also make sure they represent the views of every child in their own classes by sharing them at school council. They can record this information in their school council book.



School council meetings are held at least every half term. Decisions will be made using a hands up or blind voting system. If a decision can’t be reached, it will be put to the whole school. Ideas and questions are put to classes/the whole school before they are voted on in school council.

School Council

Congratulations to the following children who have been elected to serve on our School Council this year, led by Mrs Freuchen, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion:


Year 1 Lonk: Finley

Year 2 Balwen: Olivia

Year 3 Vendeen: Betsie

Year 4 Herdwick: Sariyah

Year 5 Dorper: Annabella

Year 6 Merino: Honor

Year 6 Teeswater: Bella

Previous initiatives for the School Council involved

  • improving the school environment by planting crocuses

  • joining the Riversmeet Consortium, Youth Council

  • leading a Mental Health initiative throughout the school

  • improving our school library

The King's Coronation 2023: Wildflower Planting