School Council

 

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide the opportunity for children to become partners in their own education and to make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
  • To develop and promote children’s self confidence, social skills and their responsible behaviour towards each other and towards their teachers and adult members of staff.
  • To develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.
  • To develop children’s effective speaking and listening skills.
  • To develop the children’s recognition of themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard.
  • To allow the children to have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others.
  • To allow children to become more responsible and actively involved in the decision-making process of the academy.
  • To develop important life skills that promote positive mental health and social welfare – emotional literacy, critical and moral reasoning, self-esteem, self-awareness, communication skills, relationships and assertiveness.

School Council Meetings

  • School Council meetings are held twice every half term.  These meetings are agreed by the Headteacher together with the School Council representatives and other members of staff.
  • The meetings take place at 12.30pm.

UN Covention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.