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School Council

What is our School Council?

We are a group of children from Reception to Year 6 that meet to talk about our ideas to make our schools even better.  We are voted into the School Council by our class each year. Every class has representatives and the Year 6 children also have the lead roles of Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary.

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. We share ideas from all the children with each other and with the teachers.  We help to make sure the adults that lead our schools know the views and opinions of the children. 

Who are the School Council in 2023-24?

Vice ChairMichael
Year 6 – AmericasGeorge Megan 
Year 5 – AfricaEvelyn and Marshall
Year 3/4 – AsiaAbbie and Matthew
Year 3/4- OceaniaEllie and Regin
Year 3/4- EuropeTheo and Sophie
Year 1/2- Respectful RabbitsEdith and Mason
Year 1/2 – Creative CaterpillarsLuna and Frankie
Year 1/2 – Brave ButterfliesSully and Lacey-Mai
Reception – Rafiki Archer and Ivy
Reception – UboraElizabeth and Reuben

Our Yearly Aims

2021-2022 Our aim for the 2021-2022 academic year was to continue to forge a working bond between our schools. Using the democratic process, we renamed our houses to reflect our unity. Each class worked with their school council representatives to champion different charities which ranged from raising awareness to raising funds, helping our school to be positive members in the world community.  
2022-2023 This year our school council is focusing on how we can support the mental health of all children, both in our school and across the country. We have linked with MIND and are working together to highlight the importance of mental health for children. Our first project this year has been to collaborate on a child friendly tool to describe and talk about emotions. We look forward to sharing this with the wider community.  
2023-2024Our School council has been working closely with our senior leadership team to collect pupil voice about how to choose new playground equipment and resources to enhance lunch time play. In our Rights Respecting work, a part of being a Silver Rights Aware school, we have been working to spread the message about awareness of children’s rights for every child around the world. We are also reconnecting with the MIND charity to continue to develop our work around supporting children to express their emotions. 

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