The Carey Federation

School Council

Ashwater School Council

Our school council are a group of pupils who are 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.  Our school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. It also enables the children to develop an understanding of the British Value of Democracy and promotes our core values of: ‘Building Relationships’, ‘Being Respectful’ and ‘Being Reflective’.


Our experience is that a school council which is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life. It is also an important and useful way for us to provide leadership and development opportunities for our pupils.