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School Council

At Elton Primary school we are keen to support our pupils to have structures in place which allow pupils to have a real say in issues that affect them and to know that their opinions count.

What is a school council?

A school council is a formal group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views.

Why have a school council?

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.  Our school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.

It helps to improve many aspects of school life.

It is an important and useful way that we can provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils.

At Elton Primary School, we have a successful school council which is made up of a group of elected pupils who are there to represent the views of all students and to improve their school.

Our pupils are encouraged to be put forward as elected members of the school council and elections are held every Autumn term.

About our School Council


" I like helping my friends to do DREAM TEAM" - Jaime, Year 1.

" I want to speak for the people" - Asa, Year 2.

"I wanted to be a school councillor because it sounded like fun. I want to help people to learn" - Scarlett, Year 2.

"I wanted to be a school councillor because I want my parents to be proud" - Phoebe, Year 3.

"As school councillor, I would like to help other people make friends" - Chloe, Year 3.

"I wanted to be a school councillor to get respect from my friends and classmates" - Adam, Year 4.

"I like to have a challenge and I can help my friends" - Morgan, Year 5.

"I wanted to be on the school council because it is different and I can share my friends opinions" - Ellie, Year 5.

"I want to be heard and put mine and my friends ideas across" - Harry, Year 6.

"I wanted to express my ideas and make the school better. I would also like to make the children smile more" - Connie, Year 6.

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