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Samuel Laycock School

School Council

Our School Council

At Samuel Laycock we work closely as a team.  Our School Council plays an important role in making positive changes and it provides the opportunity for students to express their suggestions and feedback to our school. The Council consists of students from each Tutor Group which allows them to provide feedback from Year 7 to 11.

The school council also present assemblies on topics such as Anti-bullying and Online Safety.

Why have a School Council?

We want the School Council to have their say!

Children have Rights.

The United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child states in article 12 - "Children have the right to express the views they have and those views should be listened to in anything that affects them."

To involve the students - education should be done with us not to us.

To generate good ideas and suggestions from students.

To help students feel that they are part of the school team.

To help keep us happy at school.

Electing a School Council


All students have the opportunity to stand for School Council.  Each candidate has to produce a manifesto of why they should be elected and present this in assembly.  Students then vote on Election Day on who they would like to be on the School Council.

Our School Council members 2019/2020