Swain House Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Dianne Richardson

Pupils  »  School Council

At Swain House we have a democratically elected school council which is re-elected every year. There are at present 20 school council members, 2 councillors from every class from year 2 onwards.

I am pleased to introduce to you the Swain House Primary School Councillors for 2020-2021

Lowry - Amber and Charlie
Van Gogh - Olivia and Connor
JK Rowling - Kayla-Mae and Cade
Shirley Hughes - Abby and Noah
Janet Ahlberg - Isla and Leo
Roald Dahl - Hannah and Dylan
Elgar - Darcy and Nathan
Mozart - Maria and Musa
Beethoven - Charlie-Sue and Kris
Vivaldi - Jasleen and Sam

The School Council are responsible for leading charity fundraising events in school. Over the years we have raised lots of money for charities such Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Children in Need through bun sales, wrapped biscuit sales, whole school exercise challenges, selling red noses and even wearing our pyjamas to school!
Our School Council work hard to make positive changes to the way the school works.

Why do we have a School Council?

School Councils develop life skills

School Councils enable pupils to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count.
Being a school councillor provides a basis for active learning of important life skills such as teamwork, problem solving, moral reasoning skills as well as developing speaking and listening skills. It also boosts pupil's self-esteem and self-confidence.

School Council experiences provide a dynamic foundation for learning about citizenship. By being a part of the School Council pupils acquire the skills which help them to become resilient to negative experiences.

School Councils improve behaviour

Through the development of positive peer leadership, the responsibility for maintaining good behaviour is not only the teachers but is taken on by all members of the class and the whole school community.
Pupils become able to amicably resolve conflicts amongst their peers reducing disruptive behaviour.
There is improved communication between pupils and teachers, senior management and governors.
The school develops into a community where pupils and teachers work in partnership towards shared goals.