School Council

Welcome to our School Council 2023-2024

Welcome to our School Council 2023-2024

What is the School Council?

A school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our school council teacher representative, Headteacher and other members of staff. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that All children have the right to have their view heard and for it to be taken seriously and at Bryn Elian we feel this is vital in supporting school improvement and providing opportunities for our pupils.

At Ysgol Bryn Elian, our school council is a group from years 7 to 13 that represents the views of all our pupils, the group are elected by their year groups to represent them at the beginning of each academic year. Our school council meet every half term to discuss any issues and develop action plans moving forward.

It gives our pupils the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. This helps to make decisions about school life and organise projects that provide the best educational environment for all pupils in Bryn Elian. Pupils are able to make suggestions via their year group representatives or through the QR codes that are displayed around school.

School council aims:

• To meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard.

• To organise whole school and class events

• To help organise charity days

• To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our pupils

• To make sure pupils have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts

• To encourage all pupils in school to suggest ideas and improvements

• To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.

Ysgol Bryn Elian School Council Priorities 2023-2024

• Mental Health: To develop awareness and signposting for Mental Health and Wellbeing within Ysgol Bryn Elian to enable learners to achieve their potential.

• Learning Resources: To improve access to independent study resources such as textbooks (the setting up of a textbook donation scheme), library resources, laptops and other digital resources to reduce the impact of poverty and progress.

• Fundraising Events: To develop and organise fundraising events that will support both local and national charities throughout the academic year, as well as helping to fund Learning Resources at Ysgol Bryn Elian, working with the community to further develop relationships.

If you have any suggestions for the School Council to consider please scan the QR Code below and complete the School Council Suggestion Box Form.

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