Rowley Hall’s School Council
Pupils in Year 1 – 6 elected four councillors for each year group. The council is now made up of five committees, each of which will take into account the views and ideas of children throughout the school in order to ensure that ‘pupil voice’ is heard loud and clear at Rowley Hall.
Each committee seeks to uphold a specific article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and will ensure that all aspects of life at Rowley Hall are considered, debated and acted upon by our children. The School Council is the embodiment of our children’s right ‘to say what they think should happen and be listened to.’ (Article 12)
Sub committees are:
Health and Fitness Committee
‘You have the right to life and to be healthy.’ (Article 6)
Mission statement: Our aim is to further improve health and fitness at Rowley Hall by looking at what we eat at school and examining the physical activities and sports pupils are involved in.
Enterprise and Finance Committee
‘You have the right to a good standard of living.’ (Article 27)
Mission statement: Our aim is to allow Rowley Hall pupils opportunities to develop enterprise skills and learn how to be responsible with money.
Teaching and Learning Committee
‘You have the right to become the best you can be.’ (Article 29)
Mission statement: Our aim is to get pupils’ views on how we can further improve the way we are taught and the way we learn.
Safety and Happiness Committee
‘You should not be harmed and should be looked after and kept safe.’ (Article 19)
Mission statement: Our aim is to ensure that ALL pupils feel physically safe and emotionally secure in school.
Community Outreach Committee
With rights come responsibilities…
Mission statement: Our aim is continue to find ways in which pupils can make a positive contribution to our local community. We want to help others.
In addition there may be project sub-committees who focus on a particular project and only continue with this committee until the project is complete.