Aims of the School Council:
1. To give the pupils a 'voice' in our school.
2. To encourage collaboration between pupils of different ages.
3. To given our pupils the opportunity to work alongside other members of our school community (staff, governors, parents visitors).
4. To allow pupils to experience democracy at first hand and learn the importance of being active citizens.
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award Steering Group
The School Council also acts as the steering group for the children's rights work we are currently undertaking. We want to encourage our pupils to be aware of their rights and encourage them to be global citizens. In recognition of our work in July 2018 we achieved Rights Aware status. This means that we are currently holders of a UNICEF Rights Respecting School Silver Award.
Who are our councillors?
Most of our councillors have been elected to their position by their fellow classmates. Each class in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 held democratic elections to select their class representative.
Additional councillors have also been selected by Miss Beeley to work as the staff for the School Council. There is one staff councillor for each of our year groups.
Finally, we have also appointed a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary from Year 6. These pupils had to apply for their role and were appointed as they were considered to be excellent leaders.