Elmwood Primary

Guys Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5NB
Tel: 01245 321301
Email: admin@elmwood.school

Learning Council



I am going to help this school grow by listening to all the points of view and being impartial. I will also keep a record of everthing the school discusses.


I think I will make a good School Councillor because I am responsible, respectful and always follow the Core Values.  I am a good public speaker.


I am orgainised and confident. I will contribute to Learning Council discussions and use the feedback from my class to inform the school.


I am good at understanding people and helping others when the feel nervous.


I am going to be a good School Councillor because I am really good at standing in front of everyone to share ideas. I feel comfortable doing this



I am responsible and caring. I will listen to my class's ideas.


I am a confident speaker, who listens well.  I am well organised and will help run our Learning Council by leading discussions and prompting ideas and feedback.


I think I am going to be a good Learning Councillor because I am a good listener and I will take onboard everyone's ideas.


I am responsible and always follow Elmwood's Core Values.


What is the Learning Council?

The Elmwood Learning Council is made up of various children from across the year groups and their aim is to represent the school community in the development of teaching and learning. 

What are the aims of the Learning Council


What does the Learning Council do?

What does the school council do?

The school council meets with Mrs Willis every two weeks to discuss and sort out problems. They then share council ideas and decisions with their class. Members of the learning council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning fundraising events, writing newsletter articles, or meeting with catering staff.


Who is the school council?

Each year, every class, from Year 2 - Year 6, elect 2 children from their class to be members of the school council. The children run it and are all expected to have a job. They will elect the following:


Chair                           Leads the meeting.

Secretary                   Writes minutes in the meeting and types them up afterwards.

Alerting Officers          Collects all learning council members for meetings.

Registration Officer   Takes the register at each meeting.

Event Photographers           Prepares posters on the computer and displays them around the school.

Ideas Box Officers        Collects the idea box for each meeting.

How can we make our school council a good one?

A good learning council  is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done. We will have regular meetings and good communication between the council and the rest of the school.

Learning Council Ideas Box

The learning council has an ‘ideas box’ near our display board in the library. It will be available for anyone to pop their ideas on a note and put it in the box. At every learning council meeting the box will be emptied, the notes will be read out and the members will discuss the ideas to see if there is anything they can do to bring them to life.