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Wychall Primary School

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School Council

 

The Role of Wychall Primary School Council

 

Purpose:

  1.  To allow the children at Wychall Primary School to have a voice and to 'enjoy' their right as stated in Article 12 of the UNCRC, which states that they have the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
  2. To help the school and community be a better place
  3. To help to improve learning in the school
  4. To raise funds for the school

 

At school council meetings, we decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen. The Wychall Ambassadors run school councillor, they record ideas, from their peers and bring them to School Council meeting for discussion. Wychall Ambassadors share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved within their classes. Together we can help Wychall Primary School to continue to grow and succeed.

Members:
School council will be made up of representatives from years 1 - 6 called Wychall Ambassadors.

In September an election will take place within each class. Each child will write down why they feel they should be elected to the role and will give a short presentation, the children will then vote on their chosen candidate.


The School Council Rules are as follows:

All School Council members must:

  •     be respectful and listen to others
  •     contribute or participate actively in meetings
  •     follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils
  •     model good behaviour at all times
  •     be polite and courteous to others
  •     not refer to specific individuals or groups during discussions
  •     use their position on School Council to support and develop their school and peers and not abuse this position in any way

Wychall Ambassadors may be asked to step down from their position if they repeatedly do not keep to the school's Golden Charter.

Meetings:
School council meetings will last a minimum of 30 minutes.
Should additional meetings be required, these will be called as necessary.

The School Council created Wychall's Golden Charter using the articles within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They then shared the Charter with pupils, it was then agreed by all pupils and is an integral part of the school's behaviour policy.