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Pupil Council

The Purpose of the Pupils’ Council 

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says:

“Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.”

Movilla High School Pupils’ Council’s purpose is to give all pupils the opportunity to express their views and opinions about school and have their voice heard in the decisions made in school.


Having a Pupils’ Council is a way to:

  • Develop the whole individual

  • Provide an inclusive, child-centred environment

  • Develop students into confident, articulate, considerate and aspirational young people capable of taking their place in the school and wider community

  • Create pride in their own identity and the school’s identity, and, creating respect for each other and the whole school community.


Pupils’ Council Organisation

The Pupils’ Council is made up of one boy and one girl from each year group. These representatives are elected by their year group to represent their views at Council Meetings.


Representatives need to be:

  • Reliable – good attendance!

  • Good Communication skills – able to listen to ideas and share their own

  • Problem Solvers – able to reach compromises and find solutions to problems

  • Team Player – to work with the others on the council

  • Polite 

  • Helpful

  • Trustworthy


Pupils’ Council Meetings

The Pupils’ Council meets monthly to discuss the issues important to our pupils. These issues include school uniform, tackling recycling, evaluating teaching and learning and discussing clubs and opportunities for pupils.


Recent Successes

In the last couple of years, the Pupils’ Council has worked with the school Senior Leadership Team to:

  • Establish a Breakfast Club each morning (currently suspended due to Covid Restrictions)

  • Develop a School Scarf

  • Environmental Successes – reusable water bottles and more recycling bins