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Gledhow School Council

School Council is an elected body that represents all children throughout the school. Meeting every week they discuss ideas and issues brought forward from their classes and younger children. Properly minuted meetings agree proposals that are either enacted or taken forward to discuss with members of staff and the leadership team. The Council has successfully enabled major changes such as refurbishing school toilets.


To be elected, children from Year 3 onwards present an election speech to their class outlining why they wish to be a member. The class then vote for their two representatives,

There are therefore sixteen council members for the school, from which a chair, vice chair and minutes secretary are elected. An honorary member is also appointed each year for special services to the school.

Latest News

The school council involves Year 3 children, as well as the usual Year 4, 5 and 6. This means that the younger end of KS2 may have their voices heard. Class elections will be held shortly and the newly elected council will be up and running straight after October half term.

We are currently awaiting confirmation, from Fabian Hamilton MP, that we are able to visit the Houses of Parliament again this year during the Summer (for which a fund raising event will be held nearer the time).

Learning about Democracy

As well as being a member of the school council, the councillors learn about democratic processes and how they are central to how our country operates.

Each year the council are invited to meet their MP at the Houses of Parliament. The council has to raise their own funds for the journey.

School Council meets Councillor Lucinda Yeadon - 23.11.17

The school council had the great privilege of meeting the Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council today. She was here to speak to Year 6 on the topic of "Strong Female Role Models" but found the time to speak to the council about their plans for the year ahead.
   They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and gain a unique insight into the day to day life at the civic hall. (There was also an open invitation for us to visit!)

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