School Council

Our School Council is made up of children in Years 2–6. All children are invited to stand for election at the beginning of the academic year, and each class elects a representative following a democratic process. The school council listens to their classmates’ ideas and discusses ways of improving aspects of school life and the local community with members of staff and the headteacher.

So why do we have a school council? Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them, as well as helping to improve many aspects of school life. It is also an important and useful way to provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils, as well as teaching them about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.

Our school council has been involved in a variety of projects that have enhanced the school and the local community, including setting up a playground buddy scheme, litter picking in the local community and raising money for charity.