"An elected body of pupils whose purpose is to represent their classes and to be a forum for active and constructive pupil input into the daily life of the school community."
CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY THINK SHOULD HAPPEN, WHEN ADULTS ARE MAKING DECISIONS THAT AFFECT THEM, AND TO HAVE THEIR OPINIONS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.
(UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD)
At Middleton Technology School the purpose of the School Council is to involve young people in the life of their school. The School listens to the views of pupils, and this has been seen to have a number of benefits to both staff and pupils.
In a school of several hundred pupils, ‘listening to their views is easier said than done. Therefore the School Council is the structure which facilitates this communication, and enables our young people to take responsibility for aspects of school life previously considered, 'out of bounds'.
The School Council at Middleton Technology School has been in session for eleven years.
Having a School Council can make a positive contribution to every aspect of the school community. It can also help to:
Improve academic performance
Reduce bullying and vandalism
Reduce school exclusions
Improve teacher-pupil relations
If you would like any further information about the work of the School Council please contact Mrs McNie.