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Welcome to the School Council home page! 

 

What is a school council?

 

A school council is a formal group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views.

 

 

What are the aims of the school council?

 

  • To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for all of our children.
  • To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns and be heard.
  • To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
  • To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.

 

Why have a school council?

There are lots of reasons...

 

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 which impact upon them.

Experience from schools here and further afield shows that a school council that is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life.

It is an important and useful way for schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.  

Within the school curriculum, one of the key areas making up the ‘Learning for Life and Work’ theme is active participation.  The curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.

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Thank you for taking a look at the School Council Page. We have lots of exciting and interesting things to show you about who we are and what we do. As the new council representatives are elected and sworn in for their term of office we shall post things onto our page. 

Mrs Eyre is the lead teacher for the School Council and Pupil Voice. Mr Devey is our Parent Representative. Each class in Key Stage 2 has two council members. We meet once a half term. The School Council noticeboard is opposite the school library.

We will be meeting again in the coming weeks to confirm our new members. The names of each classes representatives will then be posted on this page. We look forward to letting you know who are the new council.

Thank you for visiting our page.

School Council Prayer

 

God, the source of every good gift,
You have called us together as servants to do Your will.


Grant us the light of Your Spirit
To guide us in our responsibilities as a School Council.


May we work together in harmony for the common good.


May we listen to one another in a spirit of genuine respect.


May we encourage and reverence one another’s unique talents.


May we use the gifts of the Spirit in creative Christian leadership.


May we approach our decision making through discernment and prayer.


May we respond effectively to the needs of the children in our care.


God of Love,


You give us the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the common good.


May Your blessings radiate from us to others in a new spirit of service.
We ask this through Jesus Christ the Light of the World.

Amen.

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