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Itchen Abbas Primary School

Our School Council

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.  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.

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. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.

Our school council actively encourages pupil voice and we regularly seek the pupils opinions through pupil conferencing. We meet on a regular basis and work hard to make our school even better!

This year, School Council will be led by The Year 6 School Council representatives, supported by Mrs Parsons. The council will also have regular meetings with Mrs Dear.

Our School Councillors this academic year (2021-22) are:



Flora & Caleb



Jake & Heidi



Francesca & Sam



Manny & William


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