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Meet the School Council

Why do we have a school council?

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. 

Our school council provides a way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account.

Each year pupils put themselves forward as a candidate for the School Council and make a short presentation to their class about why they think they would be a good representative of the class. The children in the class vote for their class School Council and Deputy School Council members.


Some of our School Council Members share their thoughts about the School Council;

'I've always liked adding details to things and I wanted to add to my own responsibilities in school.'

'We can make the school a better place. We can help to keep it a safe place.' 

'I wanted to be in the School Council because I wanted to help the school to be a better place and I want to make sure that everyone is safe and secure and that all the children like the lessons they do everyday.' 

'I wanted to be in the School Council because I have lots of good ideas and enjoy doing jobs.' 


At the end of Year 5, pupils can put themselves forward to be part of the JLT (Junior Leadership Team) in Year 6. 

This is made up of our Head Boy and Head Girl, with Deputy Head Boys and Girls to support them. 

The JLT are involved in chairing School Council meetings, speaking at school events, organising tours for parents and many other important jobs, here is their message to you.

'This is our seventh and final year at St Vincent's so we believe that we are the most experienced students and can work to give this school an even bigger and brighter future. The younger pupils in the school are the future of our school so we hope to guide the School Council to make great decisions and to set an example to help everyone remember our school motto - Let Your Light Shine.


Reasons that we wanted to be JLT

We feel, as we are the eldest in the school, we can show our wisdom to make realistic, rewarding and helpful decisions that will benefit children for years to come.

We can take inspiration from the JLT in previous years so the school can spread its wings broader than ever and keep improving.

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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