The Student Council is a body of students who represent their tutor groups and year groups, and who contribute significantly to the running of the School. They offer their opinions and ideas on a variety of matters and plan and deliver activities that help fellow students and the wider community.
The Council meets fortnightly to discuss issues such as uniform, fund-raising events, rewards and charity support and has contributed to school policy and ethos.
Student Council representatives can be identified by different ties, which they all wear with pride.
Leadership skills and responsibility are promoted through the adoption of a number of roles across the school. All those in such roles can be identified by the badges that they proudly wear:
Year 11 students support the discipline of their peers and younger students in the dining hall during the lunch hour, around the corridors, in the playground, helping the smooth running of systems. They act as role models to younger students.
Students from across the year groups have been trained to identify and support other students who might be being bullied. Their role is to ensure that incidents are reported and dealt with and any victims are supported appropriately.
Students in year 8 and up help students in year 8 who need support with their reading. The Accelerated Reader scheme enables students to test their understanding and the support offered by the older students can help build skills and confidence.
Students have the opportunity to develop and practise their leadership skills through sport, supporting primary school activities throughout the year.
Each tutor group from across the school provides at least one representative for the Student Council, supporting school policy, fund-raising and leadership.
Departments adopt Departmental Leaders as they are required. Responsibilities include lunchtime and break supervision of departmental areas and support for staff as required.