Our 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. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) -Respect for views of the child.
Our School Council are a group of students who are elected by their peers every year to represent the views of St Chad’s pupils and to help improve our school.
It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to makes 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 the Headteacher and other members of staff.
Who are the School Council representatives?
Nicola Locker - School Council / Headteacher
I am extremely proud to lead our School Council. All the children in our school are amazing and have lots of great ideas how we can work together to make a better school. Having a school council ensures that all children’s voices are heard in our school. 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 meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard
- To organise whole school and class events
- To organise charity days
- To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children
- To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts
- To encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements
- To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon