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 2021-2022
During the week of 20th 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 Bailey Hilditch-Davies and our Head Girl is Bethany Wallace.
Head Boy Head Girl
School Council Class Representatives
Class 3 - Allegra Kalwarska
Class 4 - Ellie Davies
Class 5 - Maddie Liddle
Class 6 - Alexis Lynn & Warren Whitelock
Class 7 - Toby-Jay Wright
Class 8 - Katryn Wilson
Super Saplings - Cody Watson
Class 9 - Amelia Tose
Class 10 - Bailey Hilditch Davies & Henry Jordan
Class 11 - Bethany Wallace & Paige Porritt
School Council Events/Activities
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.
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.
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.
We held the first School Council Cluster meeting here at Stranton. These meetings give us the opportunity to meet school council members from other schools in Hartlepool. We discuss what we have been doing in school, share ideas and magpie new ideas to take back to our meetings in school.