School Council Elections


4th July 2014


School Council Elections 2014-2015

At Cawthorne Primary School we elect members of our council by holding an election in June/July each year.

Each candidate has to prepare a manifesto which they then present to the whole school in order to allow all the children to make an informed decision as to who will best represent them.

If you are interested and think you could fulfil this responsible role please take a look at our webpage and complete your written manifesto by Friday 27th June 2014.

Voting will take place on Friday 4th July 2014.


Manifesto in by

Friday 27th June 2014

Also on

Friday 27th June 2014

Y2, Y3 and Y4 to read out manifesto to your class.

Y5 and Y6 to read out your manifesto to whole school in Cawthorne Stars.


Click me to download a Word document Manifesto



Cawthorne Primary School Council

helped to raise




Playtime Equipment


Our School Council take responsibility for changing and rotating the equipment in the playtime boxes.  They are also responsible for managing and ordering new equipment.



The School Council organised


Barnsley Hospice

Our school raised














The School Council really threw themselves into this fundraising event.  They planned, promoted, set up and served customers.


We raised a staggering £350 for Water For Life For Mara.





At Cawthorne Primary School we elect members of our council by holding an election in the SummerTerm 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.



The children shown below were elected to represent their year group or their team for 2013-2014. Well Done!


Year Members

Year 2 - Molly

Year 3 - Lottie

Year 4- Sophie


Blue Team

          Captain - Bella        

 Vice Captain - Charlie


               Red Team                 

 Captain - Phoebe

  Vice Captain - William


Yellow Team

Captain - Lucy

 Vice Captain - Herbie


Green Team

Captain - Leoni

Vice Captain - Alice




Cawthorne Primary School Council 2014-2015





  • 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 teacher, Mrs Kukula 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…