At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.

School Council

Every September we have School Council elections. All pupils are invited to stand for election. Those taking part are asked to prepare a short speech about why they should be elected and the changes they would like to make to the school.     

Two pupils are elected to represent each class. These become our School Council and the key to Pupil Voice at BWJS.

School Council meet frequently with Miss Denyer & Mrs. Thomas. Each class has an agenda meeting before the School Council meeting to raise ideas for the meeting. 

Minutes of meetings are shared with the Leadership Team, FoBS (PTA) and Governors.

In the early part of the autumn term, the new School Council have their first meeting where they discuss the school's core values and how they are progressing from a pupil perspective. In the latter part of the term they carry out a learning walk around the school to evaluate what is going well and what improvements they would like to make over the course of the year.

Alongside this, they organise a lot of events to raise money for our chosen charities.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (Organised by the School Council)

  • Dress Down Monday – Comic Relief (Wear Red) – Monday 21st March 2022
  • Disco - 18thMay 2022 (3:30 - 5pm Lower school, 5:15 - 6:45pm Upper School)
  • Race for Life (pink & blue) - 12thJuly 2022 (2.30pm)
  • Sophie’s snack box collection – 25th– 27th April 2022 (collection on 28th April)
  • CF Wear Yellow – 20th June 2022 

Some of the things we love about our school and suggestions for improvements are below.


Things we love about our school

Suggestions for the future

- Laptops

- More things to play with at play time

- All of the clubs! Something for everyone

- Could we have more seating outside so that we can sit and talk to our friends?

- Dining hall has lovely displays which make it a nice place to eat in

- Greater range of whole school competitions

- Outside space and area is beautiful

- Video cameras to record our performances in class

 - Staff help us feel safe and happy. They are funny.

- Puzzle challenge day. Really enjoyed it before?

- Learning is fun and we love going on trips and visits

 - More non-fiction books in our classrooms

-- We love themed days and like dressing up






What do you think? Let your class council member know.


If you have any questions or comments regarding the School Council at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School please contact Mrs. Mars


Minutes - What have School Council been talking about?