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St. Peter's School Council

What is School Council?


The school council is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the view of all pupils and to improve their school. It gives the children a voice and allows children to raise issues and concerns or suggest ideas. Members of the school council are responsible for putting forward views of other children in the school. They meet (with a teacher present) to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.



Why Have a School Council?


There are lots of reasons to have a school council. To begin with, Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them.


It helps our school develop into a caring community where pupils, teachers and parents/carers work in partnership towards shared goals. Being on a school council develops active learning of important life skills.