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Pupil School Council

The Pupil Council is a representative group of students who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with the Senior Managers and Governors of the school. The Pupil Council meets once every term and provides pupils with the opportunitiy to have a democratic voice.

School Council Members 2022

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To ensure that all pupils:

  • Have a voice. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children and young people have a right to express their views on matters that affect them and to have their views taken into account.

  • Enjoy and feel empowered by their education.

  • Feel that the school responds to their needs and views.

  • Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them.

  • Have a say about decisions and to play an active role in making their school a better place.

  • Develop life skills through participation.

  • Help the safeguarding team to ensure that everyone is kept safe.


Our Pupil Council is made up of a pupil from each form group. Each form group elects their own representative. The form teacher outlines the role and responsibilities of the Pupil Representative. Nominations are then asked for. An election address is given by each person wishing to be elected. This is followed by a vote with the winner duly elected to represent their year. Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 are represented on the Council.


Meeting Dates

Topics Raised By Pupils


Attendees - 5 pupils & Ms Maxwell

  • School Dinners
  • Health and Safety
  • Water Coolers
  • Litter Bins
  • Mobile Phones
  • Classroom Layout


Attendees - 4 pupils, Ms Kyle & Ms Maxwell

  • Mobile phone policy
  • Football team kit
  • Stationary
  • School dinners
  • Meeting frequency


Attendees - 5 pupils, Ms Kyle & Ms Maxwell

  • Gender clothing policy
  • Y11 leavers do
  • End of term leaving Penkford summer event - "moving Penkforward"


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