A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
“School council” means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments. Soudley School is a community and pupil councils help to make this community harmonious and good to live in.
- Pupils make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
- Every child learns to listen to others and to recognise themselves as a worthwhile individual with a right to be heard.
- Children learn self-confidence and social skills.
- From a young age, children are challenged to be responsible for their behaviour towards each other and towards their teachers and helpers.
- Contributing to their class and school community allows children to grow in self-esteem.
- Every child learns from their own experience how to contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.