Article 29 the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child states that ' Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment. '
Our ‘School Council’ is made up of children from across the school in Years 3 to 6. There are 8 members in total. These children are elected to be representatives for their class and attend fortnightly meetings to discuss relevant matters of interest concerning school organisation and development.
All year group representatives are allowed their time to speak and to be listened to. We value all comments and think about how we can make improvements in and around our school and community.
We discuss matters that arise in classes from class councils. We also discuss events such as fundraising, assemblies, behaviour around the school, the playground, lessons, money matters, reward systems, the library, sun safety, the environment and any other matters that arise that we feel are important to discuss.
Any child in the school may put forward a suggestion to the School Council through their class council meetings. A response will be made by the School Council either personally or during one of our school assemblies. The aim of the School Council is to develop an awareness of citizenship and involve all our children, to some extent, in the running of the school.