Welcome to our School Council Page.
What is a School Council?
A School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them.
This is in line with Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) -Respect for views of the child.
At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, our School Council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to make decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at outside events.
We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our school council teacher representative, Headteacher and other members of staff.
Who are the Pupil Equality Team representatives?
Our Pupil Equality Team comprises of our 4 Year 6 house captains and then 1 child from each year group, 10 pupils in total.
Miss Marsden – Equality Team (Teacher representative)
I am very proud to lead our School Council. We have amazing children in our school who have lots of great ideas on how we can work together to make our school even better. They do all the hard work and like to get involved as much as possible…making my job a bit easier. We want to make sure that all children’s voices are heard in our school and that every pupil has equality. We meet regularly to discuss ideas and events. I am very fortunate to work with a great group of children this year and I know we are going to achieve a lot for our school!
School Council aims:
- To develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
- To prepare them to play an active role as citizens
- To develop healthy, safer lifestyles
- To develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
- To meet regularly and have a “voice” to share their opinions and ideas with others
What have we been doing?
Watch this space!