At Wath Central, we believe that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect them. At the start of the academic year, we form a new school council. A school council is a formal group of pupils who are democratically elected by their peers to represent them and their views.
Once elected, representatives from each class gather to attend half-termly meetings alongside school staff. School council meetings provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions, debate decisions, ask questions and raise issues important to them.
The school council provides an opportunity to communicate directly with pupils, staff, senior leaders within the school and the community.
Last year, the school council were actively involved in supporting fund-raising for sporting equipment, raising the profile of recommended reading books and displays in school, purchasing and installing a range of equipment in response to pupil requests.