The aim of the school council is to provide a platform for student voices to be heard and to contribute to the improvement of the school environment. The council comprises of representatives who are elected from each tutor group in the school. The representatives are responsible for gathering feedback and suggestions from their peers and bringing them to the council meetings.
The council meets every half term to discuss matters that are important to the student body. The meetings are a forum for students to voice their opinions, concerns, and ideas for improving the school. The council also acts as a liaison between the student body and the leadership team, providing a means for students to communicate their needs and preferences to school leadership.
During the meetings, minutes are taken to record the discussions, decisions, and actions taken by the council. These minutes are then reviewed by the Head of School, Sarah Sargieson, who provides feedback to the council on their proposals and suggestions. This ensures that the council’s work is aligned with the school’s aims and ethos.
Overall, the aim of the school council is to empower students and encourage them to take an active role in shaping their school community. Through the council, students have a say in decisions that affect their daily lives and can work collaboratively to create a better learning environment for everyone.
“You seek to identify any triggers which cause pupils to behave erratically and you work towards eliminating these.”
“Before coming to
school, you and other leaders work hard to understand the needs of individual
“The work of the
life coach can include one-to-one work in addition to positive thinking strategies,
mindfulness and aromatherapy.”
“Teachers and teaching assistants work hard to ensure that pupils are ‘nudged’ in the right direction in lessons.”
“Pupils talked to us about the way in which you
and your staff celebrate difference and help to make everyone feel valued.”
“Once at school, the life coach works with
individuals to help them to deal with any anxieties that they may have.”
“Inspectors saw first-hand the way in which your staff spoke to pupils with compassion and respect.”
pupils’ emotional well-being deeply and give them space when they need to refocus.”