Aims of the Student Council
Develop the realisation in students that they have a positive role to play in creating a caring environment within the school and the local community.
- Increase self-esteem and confidence by debate, action and student voice.
- Encourage a sense of mutual responsibility and social cohesion within the school.
- Promote positive behaviour, mutual respect and concern for one another.
- Increase student initiated activities
Responsibilities of the Student Council representatives
- To represent each mentor group.
- To hold a position of responsibility on the Student Council.
- To attend regular meetings.
- To inform the members of the mentor group about decisions and discussions made at Student Council meetings.
- To discuss with the mentor their opinions on relevant subjects and reflect this in discussions at Student Council Meetings.
- There needs to be both a Key stage 3 and a Key stage 4 representative.
Procedures for election as mentor representatives
This usually takes place in early September.
- Students are nominated by another person in the mentor group.
- Candidate’s names are written on the board.
- Candidates give a brief speech about why they wish to be mentor Reps.
- All students including the candidates have one vote for a Key stage 3 and one for a Key stage 4 representative.
- These votes are written down on 2 separate pieces of paper, candidates are allowed to vote for themselves.
- Two students who are not standing for election then add up the votes.
- The results are read out in ascending order.
- The successful candidates are congratulated.
- They may give a brief speech of thanks.
- The names of the successful students are given to the allocated member of staff with responsibility for the Student Council Meetings