At Oasis Academy Brightstowe, we aim for our students to be as involved and engaged with their own education and Academy as possible.
We want their ideas and achievements to be celebrated, creating a real community feel amongst students and teachers alike.
What is the Student Council?
The Student Council is an opportunity for our students to gain confidence and develop leadership skills.
Students know their voice is being heard, their opinion is being listened to and they know their contributions will help to make our school the best it can be.
How does it work?
The Student Council meet every Thursday after school. It is led by Year 11 students to support them in their development and college applications, but is made up of one representative per co-tutor room. Therefore the Council contains 7-8 students from each House group. The Council discuss issues and ideas - either suggested from their peers in tutor time, or brought to discuss from the Academy Leadership Team. Student Council leaders then feedback to the Academy Leadership Team two to three times per year with ideas and solutions which they would like to see taken forward.
So far the Council has organised a successful bake sale, raised money for the Shirehampton Christmas lights, discussed homework and planners, rewards, trips, career events and the option process and successfully carried out a tree planting exercise. We have now appointed the Students Council for 2019-2020.