The school council enables children to express and develop their own opinions by considering and listening to others ideas and values.
This in turn promotes respect for others by understanding different views and experiences from their own. Also to understand that they are citizens and can have an impact on group decisions and can make a difference in society.
Aims and Objectives
- To provide the opportunity for pupils to become partners in their own education and to make a positive contribution to the school environment, ethos and community.
- To develop and promote children’s self confidence, social skills and their responsible behaviour towards each other and towards their teachers and adult members of staff.
- To develop the pupils knowledge, skills and understanding of how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.
- To develop pupils effective speaking and listening skills.
- To develop the pupils recognition of themselves as worthwhile individuals with a right to be heard.
- To allow the children to have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others.
- To allow children to become more responsible and actively involved in the decision-making process of the school.
- To develop important life-skills that promotes positive mental health and social welfare-emotional literacy, critical and moral reasoning, self-esteem, self-awareness, communication skills, relationship skills and assertiveness.
Our School Council
School council allows children to participate in decision making, at an appropriate level, to show their understanding of their partnership in their learning and to involve the whole school community in developing and maintaining shared standards of behaviour and expectations. During school council sessions the children are able to discuss any concerns and put forward any ideas that have been discussed in their class council sessions. They are also able to discuss matters that deal with their education or school life.