Welcome to our Pupil Council
What is the Pupil Council?
A pupil 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 Holy Family, our pupil 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 makes 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 pupil council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our pupil council leader, Headteacher and other members of staff.
Who are the Pupil Council representatives?
A new pupil council is elected each year and is made up of 2 representatives from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. All pupil council representatives are elected by their peers at the beginning of each academic year. A democratic voting process is followed with ballot boxes and voting stations set up in the school hall.
Mrs Featherstone (Pupil Council Leader)
I am very proud to lead our School Council. We have amazing children in our school who have lots of great ideas on how we can work together to make a better school. They do all the hard work and like to get involved as much as possible…making my job a bit easier! Our school mission statement is: Following in Jesus’ footsteps, ‘We Pray together, Play together and Learn together’ and each member of our school council truly does. We want to make sure that all children’s voices are heard in our school. We meet regularly to discuss ideas and events. I am very fortunate to work with a great group of children and I know we are going to achieve a lot for our school!
Pupil Council aims:
To meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard.
To organise whole school and class events
To organise charity events
To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children
To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts
To encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements
To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.