School Council


School Council meet on a fortnightly basis, with meetings being organised by our School Council coordinator Rabbi A Richman. The council is made of representatives from Year 1 to Year 6 and children are selected by a peer based voting system.

School Council represents the children's voice, giving all children at BJCFPS the chance to share their ideas and have their say. We encourage everyone to think of great ideas to help the school to become even more effective. Ideas / issues are passed on to the school council. At the meetings they discuss, investigate, plan, take action or find someone who can help. 

They meet to discuss ways we can help the school to become even better. Sometimes the council will take ideas from the children, others from the staff as well as actions from the Governors and our Principal. Agendas are planned together and children take the lead on these. 



December 2022 Update:

Our School Council are problem solving at the moment to work out a way for school to supply more footballs. We need to make sure that they are kept safe and don't go over the fences or get lost. We are working on this together.




November 2022 Update:

Our School Council meet every other week to discuss ideas to improve our school. This week they discussed how they could improve wet breaks across all year groups. After problem solving and working together, they have come up with a new initiative for wet breaks and lunchtimes. They would like to encourage children to bring in any board games or activities which they are happy to be kept in their classroom to be brought out at wet breaks.


''Now children will have things to do when it is raining outside and still feel they have a break''



September 2022 Update from Rabbi Richman - 

Last year the School Council enjoyed a wonderfully successful year and we want to thank the councillors for all of their hard work and dedication. 

The School Council is a place where the power of democracy and pupil voice comes alive and we have been blessed with a vast array of fantastic ideas since it's inception, ranging from recycling initiatives to creative ideas in enabling children to meet new friends during breaktimes.  The election process for this year's councillors will be taking place throughout September, with two councillors being appointed from each year group. Once the election process is concluded, we will be holding our meetings on Wednesday lunchtimes. 

Please keep an eye out for all the brilliant new ideas we are expecting this year from our new Councillors! We will update this page with more information soon. 


Spring 2022 Update

A quick update from Rabbi Richman - 

We are really excited to have our Student Council up and running again after we had to put a pause on it due to the Covid pandemic. 

We meet bi-weekly with a focus on empowering our BJPS children to take ownership of school issues they have raised.  So far we have looked into a broad range of ideas ranging from fun wet break ideas to recycling/litter monitors.

We are looking forward to the Summer term where we plan on putting our ideas into action and making positive changes at BJPS! A big thank you to all the wonderful and enthusiastic pupils currently involved, who are working hard to make BJPS the best it can be!  



School Council 2021/22: 



Bring and Buy Sale Photographs:

A brilliant event led by the school council at BJPS! Well done to everyone involved, the bring and buy sale was a great success and our school councillors worked hard to coordinate this event - thank you to them all for their continued hard work and enthusiasm! 





What have the school council been up to? A look at our achievements from the school year 2019/2020: 

An update from Mrs A Miller - who ran the school council in the academic year 2019/2020.  Please note, our school council was sadly put on hold during the Covid pandemic but we are up and running again with lots of hard working pupils who are sharing brilliant ideas to improve BJPS! 

Last year, the School Council was involved with improving the school lunch menu. This included themed lunch days- the children particularly enjoyed the Chinese lunch day. They also held a Bring & Buy Sale, raising money for Chai Cancer Care.  Year 6 led the event, which was a great success, raising £737.  Thank you everyone for contributing by supplying items to sell and for bringing in money to buy them.  Thank you to the Year 6 children who set up the stalls and organised the sale.


Well done to all the children who joined the school council to share their views and make positive changes at our school - thank you to them all.