Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

School Council Voice

 

Our school encourages pupils to have a real say in issues that affect them and to know that their opinions count. Our School Council consists of two pupils from Years 2 through to 5, and these pupils are elected by their peers to represent them and their views.

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. Our School Council was set up to offer this; a meaningful and consistent initiative through which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views considered in decisions which impact them. A School Council that is nurtured and supported can help to improve many general aspects of school life, and furthermore provides pupils with active participation, leadership, and development opportunities. We hope to inspire our pupils and teach them about democracy, local and global citizenship, and accountability. 

Pupils elected as members of the 2020/2021 School Council are: 

                   Year 2                                          Year 3                                          Year 4                                        Year 5                                   Year 6

                    Florence                                         Archie                                             Evie                                           Maria                                     Robert

                     Charlie                                            Eden                                              Alex                                         Harry H                                   Leena

Our very first meeting is due to take place in late October with Miss Terry, during which we will discuss our roles and responsibilities, and what it really means to be a member of the School Council and a representative of our respective peers.

 

We are the pupil voice!

 

Throughout the current academic year we are going to be holding regular meetings to discuss and sort out problems which may include:

  • Fundraising ideas and events
  • Charities the school will support
  • School behaviour, rewards and sanctions
  • Carrying out ideas that have been agreed