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Richard Atkins Primary School

Children's CoMMITTEE

At Richard Atkins Primary School it is important that pupils have their say.

We are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in our Children’s Committee.

Aims of the Children’s Committee:

  • To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place
  • To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns
  • To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements
  • To make sure that any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon

The Children’s Committee exists to ensure that pupils have a voice and are involved in the school decisions that affect them:

  • In class all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching democratic solutions
  • Class representatives are nominated to serve on the Children’s
  • Committee and are voted in by their classmates; their term of office spans throughout the academic year – September to July.
  • The Children’s Committee meets regularly, with a teacher present, to discuss school issues, suggestions and concerns that have been raised by their classmates
  • Wider issues and ideas that arise in class are discussed further at
  • Children’s Committee meetings; this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.
  • Children’s Committee members are responsible for carrying out any actions that have been agreed at their meetings.