The SJF  School Council provides a meaningful way for pupils to voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.

The Council is made up of two pupils from each class who are formally elected by their peers to represent them and their views.

School Councillors are first and foremost good-role models to the other pupils, demonstrating and living out the Gospel Values and our School Mission Statement.

They attend regular formal meetings to convey the opinions of their classmates on how both learning opportunities and the school environment could be improved.

They welcome visitors to our school and host termly assemblies on issues which affect our school and local area, with a particular focus on citizenship.

The School Council aims:

  • To provide a basis for learning important life skills, such as communication and listening skills, decision making/problem-solving skills and working as part of a team, whilst giving a sense of self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • To give a real context for learning about citizenship and democracy;
  • To equip pupils with skills which will help them to cope with challenging experiences in the future;
  • And to enable pupils to have a voice and to understand that their opinions matter and are valued.

The School Council not only think about ways in which our school environment could be improved but are ambassadors for learning.

Through consultation with Senior Leaders, the School Council seek to enhance and improve the SJF Experience for all learners.