Pupil Responsibilities

 What is School council?

At Bursley Academy, we value the opinions of our pupils and the school council is in place, so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.  Through class discussions all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution.  Wider issues that arise are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard. 

 A new school council is elected each year by their classmates, with every class from Y2 to Y6 nominating representatives. They hold council meetings regularly and take the key points of the meeting back to their own class for feedback and suggestions. The school council are responsible for their own budget and use it to purchase items for the school, which will benefit all of the children.

The school council also take part in staff interviews to ensure that their voice is represented at all levels across the school.

What is our school council for?

 The school council is about:

  • Learning to work together
  • Learning about democracy
  • Learning how to play a positive role in our community

New school council members are:


 Watch this space to see the ‘Hot Topics’ discussed by our School Council