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Carterton Primary School

Carterton Primary aims to provide a lifelong love of learning.
Providing a happy and secure environment for learning and growing in confidence.
Sharing a community that promotes success for everyone.

School Council

Our School Councillors 2018/19


Hawthorn - Grace B

Sycamore - Riley

Chestnut - Shannon and Joey

Birch - Chloe J

Pine - Leah E

Cherry - Mia

Willow - Lydia

Beech - Chloe W


Councillors were elected via a range of democratic processes, from secret ballots and speeches to letter writing outlining skills and commitment to the role...

Role & Activities

In September, each class in the school elects a captain and a vice captain. Based on election speeches, each class votes for the candidate who they think will represent them best.

The council is given a small budget of £300 each year to spend as they wish but this must help to improve the school.

One of the councillors acts as Chair and another Vice-chair and their role is to create an agenda and to run the meetings.

The School Council meets with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and they discuss issues to do with the school.

The School Council takes part in the appointment of new staff at the school. They form an interview panel and ask questions of the candidates and provide feedback to the Governors and Senior Leadership Team to inform the final decision about who will be appointed.

They decide their own questions which can be quite challenging.

During the year the School Council collects the views of all the pupils. Staff are always keen to know the views of our pupils.

These are some of the issues that we have been discussed and activities organised this year:

  • Buying toys for the playground.
  • Anti bullying week - friendship stops in the play ground and a 'buddy bench'.


In January we are looking into changing our value of the term. We will discuss this as councillors and in our classes.