A school council is a formal group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views.
Why 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. Our school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
Experience shows that our school council, which is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life.
It is an important and useful way for us to provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils.
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.
We are currently recruiting new members. More information to follow.