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School Council
School Council
British Value: Democracy

Article 15 “Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Each year School Council candidates prepare and give a speech to their peers outlining why they should be elected on to the council. They are nominated by and voted for by their class.

Our School Council have a powerful and important say in how things work at Welsh House Farm Community School and Resource Base.


The school council is instrumental in actively listening to the opinions and views of others.  They decide upon and vote for charities to support. They organise charity activities to raise money and work alongside different subject leads.

Pupil voice is an integral part of our learning processes. The council ensure children are asked for their views relating to a variety of topics, engaging in debates to form approved actions within the council meetings.


The School Council have written their own definition of their role in gathering pupil voice.


'Our role is to speak to our class and tell them things that are happening in school. We get ideas and opinions from the classes and make sure the pupils voice is heard at Welsh House Farm School.’


School Councillors end their ‘term of office’ with increased confidence and self-esteem and a wide range of new knowledge and skills for life and future work.

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