School councils

In November 2006 it became compulsory for all primary, secondary and special schools in Wales to set up a school council, which should meet at least 6 times a year.

CEWC-Cymru was involved in the Welsh Assembly Government’s consultation on this measure, and we have contributed to its website, We have also spent several years developing training and resources that can help you to set up and maintain an effective school council.

School councils are an important step in enabling children to have a say in decisions that affect them, a right laid down in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We believe that every student should be equipped with the skills to share their views and to collaborate with others, enabling school councils to represent the views of even the most disaffected students.

Our Inclusion and Skills for Democracy resources provide particularly helpful means to achieve this.

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School Council