The Whole School Council is a place where Saint George’s students can come together to discuss different aspects of life at our school. This includes raising money for charity, working with our local primary schools, making changes to the day-to-day life in the school and further enhancements to teaching and learning. Teachers ask us for feedback on different events and procedures, and we can say what we like and feel about these!
The Whole School Student Council is made up of representatives from our larger Community Councils (reps from years R to 13). Whole School Council meeting notes are shared with the Leadership group and then their ideas are often acted upon.
The school council has already done lots of things to make Saint George’s an amazing place for students to learn and progress throughout the years. A few of the things the school council have achieved are:
- Give feedback on the school SIT and DIRT policy which has then been used in staff training
- Changed part of our uniform – the colour of the shield on your school badge reflecting your community colour came from us!
- Created our anti-bullying policy
- Organised a whole school ‘ colour run’
- Raised lots of money for a number of different charities chosen as a community to support (usually cake sales or sponsorships!)
- Raised awareness of key issues for young people (being Eco-friendly, Stonewall projects and competitions)
- Delivered community worships
With regular meetings, everyone gets to broadcast their ideas to the group. We are a happy bunch of students who are full of imagination wanting the best from our time at the school.
Trust Student Voice
At Aletheia Academies Trust, we all understand the importance of getting all pupils involved in the direction of the schools and how students can be an instrument to affect positive change in our school communities. Bi-monthly a number of school councils from each school get together to discuss what individual schools have done recently, to plan what they want to achieve in Student Voice for next year and ways to ensure the group is feeding into the Trust to have an impact on the overall development.