Little Heath School

School Council


Vision Statement

Our vision is: for all children at Little Heath School to be able to have a voice and contribute towards the continuous improvement of our school community.

As many of our pupils are pre-verbal and communicate using alternative means, we collaborate with SALT team to ensure that we support those pupils who use devices or signing to communicate to make sure their voice is also heard.

Definition and Ethos of Our School Council

The School Council is a body of pupils elected by their peers. These pupils represent the views of all the pupils and consider ways to improve the school. The school council is made up of representatives from each class from Y7-Y14  who discuss matters about their learning and school life and raise any concerns with the Senior Leadership Team. Little Heath School firmly believes that young people have unique perspectives on learning, teaching and schooling in general and we encourage pupils to think about how to enact their understanding of human rights and responsibilities in practical ways. It gives them direct experience of debating and negotiating issues and enables them to see the 'bigger picture' of how the whole school is run.

School Council Guidelines

The aim of the school council is to involve pupils in helping to shape a school environment  that will benefit everyone in the school community. This will address the following areas:

  • To make changes in our school and community.
  • To give pupils the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them.
  • To give pupils a say in decisions and to play an active role in making their school a better place for all.

The Role of the School Council

The school council will undertake the following:

  • Work with the SLT to share their opinions on  matters which affect the school community.
  • Develop creative ways to involve parents in the school.
  • Develop ways of encouraging outside groups and agencies to be involved in the school.
  • Serve as the voice for the pupils of Little Heath  School within the school and within the community.

The Role of the School Council Representatives

  1. Listen to the views of their class and represent these ideas and views during school council meetings.
  2. Feedback key issues from these meetings to their class.