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Cawthorne Church Of England (VC) Primary School

"With you every step of the way"

Cawthorne Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Taylor Hill, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4HB

01226 790447 Fax: 01226 792848

E. Pursley

                              School Council News

2017-2018 School Council Elections

Manifestos to be presented by Friday 7th July

We are looking for:  Year 2 Representative

                                 Year 3 Representative

                                  Year 4 Representative

                               Year 5 Vice-Captains

                                 Year 6 Team Captains


You can upload a blank manifesto here

School Council Members  

Well done School Council on organising a super egg decorating competition! Congratulations to the winners and a huge well done to everybody who took part. All the entries were brilliant!

Well done School Council members for raising an incredible £531.24 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £230.45 for Children in need! 


At Cawthorne Primary School we elect members of our council by holding an election in the Summer Term each year. Each candidate has to prepare a presentation which has to be read out to the whole school to enable them to make an informed decision as to who will represent them. Mrs McGrath is also part of the School Council.

 The children shown below were elected to represent their year group or their team for 2016-2017. Well Done!

 Year Members

Year 2 - Sam Peace

Year 3 - Lyra Allott

Year 4 -  Max Truswell

 Blue Team

          Captain -  William Bradbury

 Vice Captain - Libby Goodyear

           Red Team                 

 Captain - Hannah Dennis

  Vice Captain - Finley McNicholas

 Yellow Team

Captain - Will Cooper

 Vice Captain - Annie Jones

 Green Team

Captain - Eve Northern

Vice Captain - Jacob Peace

Cawthorne Primary School Council Constitution


  • To give pupils the opportunity to be involved in improving school life for everyone.
  • For pupils to work as partners with staff, developing a caring school community.
  • To provide all pupils with opportunities to develop skills that will be important throughout their lives.
  • To involve pupils in solving problems and resolving conflicts.
  • To be positive role models within school eg. Not losing Golden Time.

 The School Council

  • The School Council will be made up of 11 children.

From Year 5 and 6 there will be 8 children to represent each team colour.  Year 2, 3 and 4 will also have one Year Group Representative on the School Council.

  • Each class will vote for a team representative.  In addition Years 2, 3 and 4 will vote for one Year Group Representative.
  • The School Council will attend regular meetings.
  • The School Council members will serve for the school year.  Elections to take place in July for the  following year.
  • The School Council will consist of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary.
  • The  Secretary will take minutes of the School Council meetings.  The members of the School Council will record  the minutes in the School Council Portfolio for all classes to see.  There will also be regular updates on  the school noticeboard and website .  This will ensure that everyone knows about the activities of the School Council.      

 Responsibilities of the School Council

  • The  School Council members are responsible for managing the activities of the Council; for instance, planning meetings, talking with the link teachers: Mrs McGrath, Mrs Campling and Head Teacher, Miss Pursley.
  • The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson are responsible for running meetings, giving everyone an equal chance to have their say, and making sure the Council comes up with practical solutions to problems.
  • Any elected member of the School Council must have exemplary behaviour – any member committing a serious infringement of the School Behaviour Policy  will forfeit their place on the council.
  • During Election Week candidates must hand in a written manifesto and also deliver this to the whole school.  There must be no canvassing for votes during this week - such as giving out biscuits or sweets etc…