Welcome to our School Council
Our school council is a group of pupils, elected by their peers, who act as representatives for their classmates. At Our Lady of the Rosary there is one class representative from Year 1 to Year 6 per class. In Reception, there are two representatives to support their confidence in expressing their ideas. We also have a Head Boy and Head Girl who are part of our School Council as fantastic role models and leaders.
As a school council, we discuss, and share our views, on a range of issues and we promote pupil voice. Our school council also gives pupils a good understanding of elections and democracy, which is part of our British Values teaching. This fulfils Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.
What are our intentions?
• Our school council enables pupils to have their voices heard which makes them feel empowered and valued.
• Student councillors develop confidence along with leadership and communication skills.
• All pupils gain first hand experience of democracy which is one of the fundamental British values.
• To bring our school closer together as a community by organising events and projects.