The children of Penruddock have elected a new school council for 2018-19. These children are the chosen representatives of their classes to ensure their views are brought to the attention of the school leaders. We are very proud to have these children representing the vision and values of our school.
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. A school council 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 here and further afield shows that a school council that is supported and nurtured 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.