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Student Council

 

The School Council is a working group that represents all years across the school. Its main objective is to ensure that its Student Voice has a meaningful impact on outcomes that bring about academic and social success for individuals and cohorts within the school community. Strategically, the School Council operates in a fair and democratic way, developing and cultivating a climate that is motivating and positive for learning. The School Council promotes kindness, friendship, and acceptance of others; it prides itself on being helpful to staff and students, leading by example.

 

Form representatives are chosen by class peers, and voting enables the choice of candidates for individual forms. Each form meets within its own year group or, on occasion, with other year groups by representing a Key Stage (3 or 4). Every pupil on the School Council will have proposed three credible reasons as to why they should be elected. They then must remain accountable to their form for the length of their role, feeding back from meetings, asking for ideas and honest viewpoints, and getting pupils to evaluate and reflect upon initiatives that they have been involved within the school.

 

The School Council meets fortnightly, and pupils adhere to a formal agenda with minutes. It has a firm, but fair rules regarding regular attendance, and it expects polite discussion and debate at all meetings. Members are expected to get involved in whole school activities, encouraging others to become fully invested in their school.

 

The School Council has a mission strategy that shares the school’s vision of inclusivity for all. The Council is keen to make a difference in school life. It has recently considered the impact of the Pandemic, and it devised helpful and supportive ways to help pupils improve their mental well-being. As such, it has benefited many students’ self-confidence by creating thank you boxes, to show appreciation for other pupils’ efforts across Covid times. It has also planned an anti-bullying week, where anti-bullying wrist bands were sold to raise awareness of this important topic. A tee shirt design competition was also devised to help encourage commitment to this campaign. Students have also contributed to the changes made across everyday routines, which have helped the school to become more efficient In its day-to-day running. The School Council prides itself on having had a positive influence on the reward system, for example.

Pupils are encouraged to become more involved in their school community through the School Council. They attend Open Evenings, Parents’ Evenings, support buddy systems, and plan proactively for new projects.

Darwen Vale’s School Council is the essence of hard work and dedication. It is highly valued and is continually appreciated by all staff members and visitors to the school.

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The School Council is a working group that represents all years across the school. Its main objective is to ensure that its Student Voice has a meaningful impact on outcomes that bring about academic and social success for individuals and cohorts within the school community. Strategically, the School Council operates in a fair and democratic way, developing and cultivating a climate that is motivating and positive for learning. The School Council promotes kindness, friendship, and acceptance of others; it prides itself on being helpful to staff and students, leading by example.

 

Form representatives are chosen by class peers, and voting enables the choice of candidate for individual forms. Each form meets within its own year group or, on occasion, with other year groups by representing a Key Stage (3 or 4). Every pupil on the School Council will have proposed three credible reasons as to why they should be elected. They then must remain accountable to their form for the length of their role, feeding back from meetings, asking for ideas and honest viewpoints, and getting pupils to evaluate and reflect upon initiatives that they have been involved within the school.

 

The School Council has a mission strategy that shares the school’s vision of inclusivity for all. The Council is keen to make a difference in school life. It has recently considered the impact of the Pandemic, and it devised helpful and supportive ways to help pupils improve their mental well-being. As such, it has benefited many students’ self-confidence by creating thank you boxes, to show appreciation for other pupils’ efforts across Covid times. It has also planned an anti-bullying week, where anti-bullying wrist bands were sold to raise awareness of this important topic. A tee shirt design competition was also devised to help encourage commitment to this campaign. Students have also contributed to the changes made across everyday routines, which have helped the school to become more efficient In its day-to-day running.

The School Council prides itself on having had a positive influence on the reward system, for example.

Pupils are encouraged to become more involved in their school community through the School Council. They attend Open Evenings, Parents’ Evenings, support buddy systems, and plan proactively for new projects.

Darwen Vale’s School Council is the essence of hard work and dedication. It is highly valued and is continually appreciated by all staff members and visitors to the school.