School Council & Pupil Voice
At Mountjoy we believe that every child and young person has a voice, whether it is verbal or another means of communication. We help children to communicate because we respect their right to be heard by adults (Article 12 of the UNCRC).
An enthusiastic and committed group of pupils at Mountjoy have been elected by their peers to represent them and their views. 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. The School Council is an important way to let pupils’ opinions be heard and let them know their views have been considered.
The School Council meets half termly. Up to two representatives from classes bring to the meeting matters chosen by their class that they would like the Senior Management Team to look at. These are things which pupils feel are going well, things which they think could be better and suggestions for improvement.
For example: our pupils think big! They asked for a second floor to be added to Mountjoy School to make more room. Unfortunately, the Dorset County planning department have already rejected this idea due to local area planning permissions. Another question the School Council raised was about school dinners. We are able to act on this and questionnaires will be going out to pupils and parents for their views on school lunches.
School Council Members