Meet Colcot's School Council

What does a School Council do? 

As part of the UNCRC Article 12 states that children have the right to be listened to and taken seriously. Children don't have as much power as adults. The can't vote and they don't have as much money. But Article 12 says that they still have the human right to have opinions and for these opinions to be heard and taken seriously. Children and young people should be considered when people make decisions about things that involve them. Their opinions shouldn't be dismissed out of the grounds of age. They should be taken seriously, with their evolving capacities taken into account.  

At Colcot Primary School, we believe it is important for pupils to take ownership of their learning and have greater roles in school decision-making. We provide many opportunities for children to play a role in making the decisions that affect them. We recognise that pupils have logical perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in the classroom, in the school and in the community. We give pupils an active role in influencing decisions about these issues as well as in the implementation of these decisions. We enable pupils to participate as active young citizens.

 Our School Council is made up of elected representatives of pupils from Years 3 through to Year 6.

The children elect a representative for each year group by holding a ballot during the Autumn Term.

What we do :

  • listen to pupils’ views about the school;
  • share the views with school leaders;
  • try to make positive changes in our school;
  • take assemblies;
  • organise fundraising events
  • make links with local businesses

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