- To represent the views of all students.
- To provide opportunities for students to voice their opinions and to influence the way the school is managed.
- To enable students to develop confidence and empower them to become active citizens.
- To respond to issues raised as soon as possible, but no later than the next meeting.
- The Student Council shall discuss issues raised by members representing all students.
- The Student Council comprises of representatives from each tutor group.
- It is the responsibility of the form representative to ensure that they represent the views of their tutor group/year group and are given the opportunity to comment on agenda items in advance.
- All student representatives shall be expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to their position on the Student Council.
- The Student Council consists of a student representative from each tutor group, Student Leaders and Pastoral Team Leaders.
- All students shall be entitled to stand for election as a student representative.
- Tutor groups shall formally elect their student representative.
- Student leaders apply for their job and are interviewed by the Head Teacher.
- The Student Council is split into sub-committees. These are: LGBT+ and diversity, Environment/Climate change and Community, Extra Curricular, Behaviour and Rewards.
- These sub-committees allow students to be involved in the wider aspects of school life.
The Student Council shall meet on a termly basis at a designated time and place.
Student Council covers a range of different things within school, such as:
- Inspire Future Students
- Decisions about school and school life
- Behaviour and Rewards
- Council Meetings
- Year Book
They then provide feedback to staff, students and parents via assemblies and the school newsletter. This will take the formant of the 'You asked, we did' slogan.
Our House System
Our house names were chosen to represent the qualities we stand for.
- Success for All
- Respecting others
- High effort
- Giving 100%
- Putting others first
- Supporting Colleagues
Our houses are named after 7 men who died in Belgium in the Great War. Their bodies were never found. Our house names honour these heroic local men. We honour them yearly with a poppy for Remembrance Day, as well as daily in our day-to-day school life. They are:
- Private James Spencer Potter
- Trooper Thomas Chapman
- Corporal Thomas Foster
- Rifleman Arthur Mynard
- Private George Boulter
- Private Bernard Corbett
- Sapper George Whyatt
Our current meetings are now held virtually to discuss the impacts on home learning, live lessons and mental health and wellbeing. This allows us to continue to provide the opportunity for students to voice their opinions. Changes have been actioned as a result of their suggestions.