Happy Days - Bright Futures
School Council Introduction
‘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 West Ewell Primary School and Nursery we believe in the value of every child’s voice, regardless of their age. We have a School Council made up of 13 nominated children, representing each of the classes within our school from Nursery, through to Year 2. The School Council meets at least once every half term depending on the decisions that need making.
Previous School Councillors have attended meetings and given feedback on improving school lunches, drafted rules for the safe use of our swimming pool and purchased games and resources to improve playtimes.
At the end of last term we agreed upon and produced a Pupil Survey to find out the opinions of the whole school on issues such as enjoyment at school, lessons, playtimes, our new Houses and school lunches. We also held a special assembly. We are looking forward to finding out the results of our survey which we will publish in due course.