The Purpose of the Students’ 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 students’ Council’s purpose is to give all students the opportunity to express their views and opinions about school and have their voice heard in the decisions made in school.
Having a Students’ 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.
Students’ Council Organisation
The Students’ 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
Students’ Council Meetings
The Students’ Council meets monthly to discuss the issues important to our students. These issues include school uniform, tackling recycling, evaluating teaching and learning and discussing clubs and opportunities for students.
In the last couple of years, the Students’ Council has worked with the school Senior Leadership Team to:
Develop a School Scarf
Environmental Successes – reusable water bottles and more recycling bins