School Council

A school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC): 'respect for views of the child.'

At Carden Primary School, our school council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to make decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at outside events.

We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with other pupils and members of staff. 

Who are the School Council representatives?

A new school council is elected each year and is made up of two representatives from each class from Year 1 to Year 6. All school council representatives are elected by their peers at the beginning of each academic year.

School council aims to:
  • meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard
  • organise whole school and class events
  • organise charity days
  • make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children
  • make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts
  • encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements
  • ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.