‘Children have the right to give their opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.’ Article 12, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
‘Ensure that all pupils within school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes.’ Department for Education Guidance on SMSC and British Values.
At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School we believe in the value of every child’s voice, regardless of their age. We have a School Council made up of 12 nominated children, representing each of the classes within our school from Year 1 through to Year 6. Every child is given the opportunity to become a School Councillor. Children who would like to become a School Councillor are asked to share and explain why they would make a good representative for their class. After election speeches are made, the class vote anonymously to who they would like to represent their views. When the votes have been counted, the member with the most votes is elected. The School Council meets at least once every half term depending on the decisions that need making.
This year, School Council will be working with Mrs Roblett to discuss school issues and improve school life.
The School Council aims to:
As part of the committee, we take responsibility for delivering the Eco-Schools programme and making our school more environmentally-friendly.
The main task is to deliver the Eco-Schools programme and making our school more environmentally-friendly.
September and October
We will be working on Breathe Clean Challenge and complete school evaluation for Eco School accreditation.
This box is for suggestions for things to improve our school. The school council will look in it before each meeting and bring the suggestions to share them and decide what suggestions we can do something about and what things are not our jobs.
If you have an idea please write it on a piece of paper and put it in.
Please don’t put silly things in the box, please think about your suggestion before you write it down.