Here at Broad Oak we are have various platforms in place to allow pupils to have a real say in issues that affect them and to know that their opinions count. We understand it is vital for all children to know that there voice and opinion is important and that they feel listened too. So we have created 4 councils for children to be a part of.
|School Council||Mrs Thraves (Year 3/4)|
|Sports Council||Miss MacDonald (Year 5/6 and P.E Co-ordinator)|
Why have a school councils?
There are lots of reasons.
Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. The councils can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
Experience from schools locally and further afield shows that these councils support pupils and helps to improve many aspects of school life. It is an important and useful way for schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.
Within the school curriculum, one of the key areas making up the ‘Learning for Life and Work’ theme is active participation. The curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society.