As a Rights Respecting School, we believe that every child has the right to have a say in all matters that affect them and their views taken seriously.
At Woodlands School the voice of our students is very important and so we have a School Council that meet regularly to discuss matters around school.
The School Council is made up of at least one representative from each key stage. Their aim is to represent all pupils in the school with a view to positive change. They help everyone to make decisions to make the school better and also help to look after the school and the equipment in it.
Anna Woods leads the meetings and we all work with the School Council to help us work toward the Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award from UNICEF.
We have a notice board in school so that all staff and pupils know who the school council members are and any important information.
Each class throughout school share the minutes of the meetings and they pass back new ideas, concerns, and school matters to the Council.
New school council members are elected at the start of each school year by nominating themselves, creating an election video and then a whole school vote decides on the best candidates for the job. Current members also have the opportunity to stay members if they wish.
Some of our most recent meetings involved some students joining the meeting through Zoom!
Our school council representatives are:
- Jax Williams
- Kayleigh Smith
- Kian Lee
- Paris Atkinson
- Esmae Lee
- Esmae Feeney
- Callum Lloyd
- Kaylee Lloyd
- Daniel Whaite
- Bille Jean Delacore