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The School Council

What is the School Council?

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The main purpose of Coppice's School Council is to allow students to have a say about decisions and to play a positive, active role in making their school a better place.

The School Council is a representative group of students who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with the Headteacher, MLT and sometimes Governors of their school.

School Council members can also propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, as well as being involved in strategic planning and processes that will have an effect on the development of the school.

Each year, elections are held and two representatives from each House are elected. Each Tutor Group also has a chosen representative who forms an effective communication between the student body and the School Council. They also lead discussions on council issues within Academic Tutorials, when necessary.

The School Council meets on a regular basis to discuss and sort out any issues and problems. A member of MLT will be present, acting as Chair of the meeting and mediator if required.

Membership of the Council is a great way for Students to develop their personal life skills.

Responsibilities of School Council members:

  • Let the Management Leadership Team, Teachers and Governors know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them.
  • Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed at meetings or passing on information to students/Academic Tutors/Heads of House if this is necessary.
  • Involvement in interview panels for new staff appointments.
  • Represent the school in various roles of responsibility, e.g. Escort visitors around school, represent school on external student panels and attend school/community evenings as representatives of the Student Council.
Janice Fletcher