The 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.)
At Chalton Lower School, our school council is a group of children that represent the views of all of our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. Our school council members come from across four different year groups within school. They meet regularly with Miss Mudd to 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 the pupils a forum to share these opinions with our school council teacher representative, headteacher and other members of staff.
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 that the 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.