School Council

Article 12

The Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have the right to participate in decision-making processes that may be relevant in their lives and to influence decisions taken in their regard—within the family, the school or the community



What is a School Council?

A school council is a group of pupils who are selected to represent the views of all children to improve their school. Children put themselves forward and one boy and one girl are chosen at random from each class (using the Athenian democracy style) to be part of the School Council. They work as School Councillors for half of the year then give another group of pupils the opportunity.

What do we do?

  • A school council meets to discuss and sort out problems and ideas.  These may include school lunches, behaviour, learning or ideas for fundraising events and competitions.
  • Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning charity events and putting forward views of other children in the school!
  • The School Councillors are always on duty, and are always open to ideas and suggestions to help improve the school.