School Council

KC School Council Representatives 

These are our current school council representatives: 

1TH - Abel and Harper 

1ED - Grace and Oscar 

2PW - Amaani and George

2CN - Courtney and Noah

3SB - Ramarno and Braxton

3LW - Noah and Eliza

4AM - Madison and Toby

4 BJ - Ivanna and Syana

5 KM - Liam and Nyah

5 KR - Grace and Tomass

6 HT - Leo and Evie. 

6 TH - Ashish and Kyson

What does our school council do? 

A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. Students are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school. "School council" means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments. They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development, such as organising charity events, representing the school at outside events or ensuring the school is environmentally friendly. School councils are usually elected annually by the other children. A school council does a number of things:

Why should we have a school council?

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 way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. Evidence and experience from schools all over the country shows that a school council that is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life. It’s an important and useful way for schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.

Student councils are a great way for students to take on leadership roles, promote the voice of the student body, problem solve and impact their community. A council serves as the voice for an entire student body and actively works with teachers and advisors to promote a better learning environment.

Within the school curriculum, one of the key areas making up the ‘Learning for Life and Work’ theme is active participation. The curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.

What is the history of school councils? 

School Councils have been about for around forty years, but now with citizenship being taught so widely, there are many more being set up. The government says that school councils are important, but it isn't compulsory for schools to have one

What makes a school council successful? 

A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done. These are some things that make a school council effective:

Our current priorities

School Council Meeting 10.6.2024