Stranton Primary School

Stranton Primary School
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School Council  

Article 12 on the rights of the child say that:

‘All children have the right to a voice and to be heard’.

At the start of every school year we hold pupil voice elections. Our school council is comprised of two elected pupils from each year group as well as our Head Boy and Head Girl who are chosen through a school ballot.

At Stranton Primary School, the purpose of our School Council is to encourage pupils to get involved in issues that concern them, in and around school to make their school better and improve school life and our school community.

We see our School Councillors as holding very responsible positions. Their job is to:

  • Attend meetings regularly
  • Communicate with the Head teacher and governor
  • Talk to people and feed their views back to the council.
  • Make suggestions for change and improvement
  • Decide which charities to support as a school
  • be Rights Respecting Ambassadors for the school and promote children’s rights

The School Council meet every fortnight with Mrs Yildirim and Mrs Wilson. Following meetings, the councillors are given time to report back and share anything discussed to their class.

Head Boy and Head Girl for 2022-2023

During the week of 11th September, our weekly assembly theme was Democracy and classes voted for their school councillors and Head Boy and Head Girl. This year our Head Boy is Joel Andrews and our Head Girl is Suzanne Hey.

                          Head Boy                                        Head Girl



School Council Class Representatives

Class 3 – Eyrha Salmon & Russell Durham

Class 4 – Teigan Bell & Kalem Sweeney

Class 5 – Fearne Middleton & Teddy Hey

Class 6 – Kelsha Longstaff-Wright & Ethan Osborne 

Class 7 – Nhala Calvert & Grace Pinchen 

Class 8 – Phoebe Davison & Freddie Porritt 

Class 9 – Ruben Burton & Scarlett McLeod 

Class 10 – Amelia Amirhom & Charlotte Whittingham 

Class 12 – Lillie Porritt & Cody Watson 

Amazing Acorns - Alexander Wilkins 

Super Saplings - Marley Needle & Lillymae Harvey-Cannon

School Council Events/Activities 

January 2024

The School Council met with Jeanette from Hartlepool Borough Council and Mrs Melville, our school cook to discuss any changes that they would like to see implemented in our lunch menus. The children came along with different ideas from their class of future themed days which they would like to see on the menu for lunch.

December 2023

School Council had a visit from Emma to discuss the roles of our new Junior Road Safety officers.

Article 24: Children have the right to be safe.

November 2023

School Council led whole school assembly to explain the importance of supporting Children in Need.

Article 2: All children have rights regardless of their race, religion or disability.


School Council met with Jeanette from the council to discuss school dinners. They talked about the current menu and if they would like to see any changes or any special foods adding.

Article 24: Children have the right to a good health 

October 2023

School Council delivered a whole school assembly on Show Racism the Red Card.

Article 2: Children have the right to protection against discrimination.

May 2023

School Council took part in PROJECT EDWARD by designing a poster to promote road safety nationwide.

Article 24: Children have the right to be safe.

February 2023

To mark Children's Mental Health week, school council delivered a whole school assembly giving examples of what we can do to help each other feel good about ourselves.

Article 24: Children have the right to good health.


The junior Road Safety Officers worked alongside Mrs Yildirim and Peter from the council to patrol the school carpark. We issued parking tickets to the cars that were not properly parked.

Article 19: Children have the right to be safe.


December 2022

Our Junior Road Safety Officers and School Council announced the winner of our competition to design some reflective clothing. They also introduced our new topic - the importance of wearing seatbelts.

November 2022


School Council have been selling poppies in school to commemorate Remembrance Day.

October 2022

To support World Mental Health Day we came to school wearing yellow. School council delivered a whole school assembly about Mental Health and our parents were invited into school to carry out well-being activities with us in class.

Article 24: Children have the right to a good health.

March 2022

School Council played an important part today by leading the whole school assembly. They explained the importance of supporting Red Nose Day and how our donations help people around the world.


February 2022

The School Council led a fantastic whole school assembly to promote Children’s Mental Health week.

Article 24 – All children have the right to be healthy.

November 2021

Our Head Boy and Girl did a fantastic job of taking over the celebration assembly this morning for World Children's Day. 

Other School Council members also took over the roles of different adults across school including their teacher, our office staff and Mrs Grant!


Article 12 -  All children have the right to a voice.