School Council (2022/23)
"Children have the right to share freely with others what they learn, think and feel, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way. "
Convention on the Rights of the Child- Article 13 (Unicef)
What does a school council do?
A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their class peers in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. It’s a brilliant way of representing and contributing to Pupil Voice in our school. Pupils are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school.
They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development, such as organising charity events, representing the school at outside events or ensuring the school is environmentally friendly. School councils are elected annually by the other children. A school council does a number of things:
- A school council usually meets with a teacher present to discuss and sort out problems. These could include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
- Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed upon, such as speaking with their class peers, holding school assemblies, or meeting with catering staff.
- Each year, every Year group will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council. The council will then meet every two weeks to discuss school issues.
This year, the School Council is lead by Miss George.