About our Student Council
The role of the student council is to serve, listen to and represent the views of all students from diverse backgrounds and communities. The council are keen to make significant contributions to improve the overall achievement of students and ensure they have a rich, varied and enjoyable experience; they are given the opportunity to express themselves, formulate arguments, represent the views of others and feedback to their peers. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organising and carrying out school activities and projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.
How are the meetings organised?
Student council meetings aim to allow all students to have a voice. Every tutor group from Y7 – Y13 participate in a student council session every half term where a chosen topic is discussed and students are able to voice any suggestions. Each tutor group has a council representative that then attends a half termly meeting with their Achievement Co-ordinator. Within the Year Team Council Meetings students vote for a Year Group Council representative to sit on the Whole Student Council. This group has a half termly meeting and then weekly meetings, led by Sixth Formers, for planning and preparation of events. Suggestions and views are taken to SLT and governor meetings on a termly basis.
We believe in the importance of giving students opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills. Our ambition is to develop a range of personal, emotional and social skills so our students are able to thrive as members of the community and succeed in the workplace.
Opportunities for leadership start in Year 7 and continue throughout the school. Students are asked to lead group work, to feedback on behalf of a group, and to direct small projects, as well as having an opportunity to represent their year on the student council. Such leadership opportunities provide students with the chance to develop decision making skills, to understand the nature of commitment and responsibility, and to nurture in them heightened self-esteem, arising from earning the respect of their peers and staff.
As students’ progress through school, they will have the opportunity to:
- Represent the school in a wide range of events
- Deliver assemblies and events throughout the academy
- Become Year Group Council leaders
- Become Senior Council leaders
- Sit on interview panels for new staff
- Leadership programs and training
The Student Council members