What is the Student Council?
The Student Council is an opportunity for our pupils to gain confidence and develop leadership skills. It is an opportunity for them to debate, to agree, and to challenge. It is an opportunity to make friends and share ideas. 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 Friday. It is led by Year 11 students to support them in their development and college applications, but is made up on 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 family time, or brought down from ALT for discussion. Student Council leaders then feedback to ALT 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, raising money for the Shirehampton Christmas lights, discussed homework and planners, rewards, trips, careers events and options processes. Next term the topics for discussion will be Aspire lessons and food in the canteen.