Moorsley Road, Hetton le Hole, Houghton le Spring

0191 562 3323

School Council


Our School Council is an elected group of pupil representatives from each class.  The School Council meet with Mrs Woodhall to talk about issues and ideas affecting the daily life of the school.  We set up our new School Council in September; it consists of two representatives from each class (Class 1 children join in with meetings after Easter).


Meet Our School Council


Class 1 - Archie and Molly, Class 2 - Asia and Stephen ,  Class 3 - Luke and Lucie, Class 4 - Matthew and Corey  Class 5 - Jessica and Jak


Why do we have a School Council?

Having an effective School Council is beneficial to the whole school community and also individuals as it gives everyone involved in school a voice. It helps our school develop into a caring community where pupils, teachers and parents/carers work in partnership towards shared goals.

Being in our School Council provides a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as:

  • speaking and listening skills
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • moral reasoning skills
  • self-esteem and self confidence.

How do you become a School Councillor in the future?

Candidates for our School Council are elected by members of their class and elections take place each September. Votes from the elected Council are then held for the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer roles.

At Hetton Primary we believe to be a good School Councillor you need to be:

  • Good listener
  • Sensitive speaker
  • Trustworthy
  • Helpful
  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • A good role model
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to discuss and respect other people's opinions