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Perry Beeches The Academy

School Council Constitution

Why we have a School Council

At Perry Beeches School we believe that young people matter and we recognise their right to be consulted, and establish for them a positive role in their school.

Our School Council provides a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, emotional literacy, problem solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self-confidence.

School Council experiences provide a dynamic foundation for learning about Citizenship.  Young people and children acquire skills which help them to become resilient to negative experiences.  School and form Councils enable students to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count.

Positive peer leadership develops and the responsibility for maintaining good behaviour is shifted away from teachers and towards members of the classroom and school community.  There is improved communication between students and teachers and the school develops into a community where they work in partnership towards shared goals.

Aims:

1.  To provide a vehicle for student’s opinions to be voiced.
2.    To give students a chance to experience speaking in public.
3.    To give students a wider experience of responsibility.
4.    To develop a school community where everyone works in partnership towards the same goals.

Objectives:

1.    To set up an elected body representative of all students in the school.

2.    To have adult representation.

3.    Each year group and the Whole School Council to meet every half term.

4.    To set up a system which will give all students a voice through their elected representatives.

5.    To discuss key issues raised by the students on a half termly basis.

6.    To help with the implementation of Citizenship in the school.

Representation:

Year Group

•    Elections will take place annually (normally in September) in each form group.  Two members from each form in a year group will comprise the Year Group School Council.

•    Deputy Head of Year / Head of Year will chair the Year Group / ST/LNO will chair the full School Council.

•    Members may be re-elected if they have previously served.

Responsibilities of Members of the School Council

•    To represent the views of their form/year group.

•    To collect the views of the form/year group.

•    To report back discussions of the Learning Council to their form/Year Group.

•    To attend all meetings or arrange for a substitute if necessary.

Meetings

•    The Chair will fix the dates of the meetings annually in the School Calendar.

•    Agendas and minutes of meetings will be approved by the Chair before publication.

•    Meetings will take place within the normal school day.

•    Common meeting protocol will apply.

Agendas

•    Items for the agenda should be submitted to the Chair at least one week before the meeting.

•    The Chair retains the right to rule out any items.

•    Agendas will be published one week before the meeting to all Year/School Council reps.

•    Items that will not be admissible on any agenda for discussion are:
a)    individual members of staff or matters relating to them.
b)    Individual students or matters relating to them.

School Council Constitution

Why we have a School Council

At Perry Beeches School we believe that young people matter and we recognise their right to be consulted, and establish for them a positive role in their school.

Our School Council provides a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, emotional literacy, problem solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self-confidence.

School Council experiences provide a dynamic foundation for learning about Citizenship.  Young people and children acquire skills which help them to become resilient to negative experiences.  School and form Councils enable students to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count.

Positive peer leadership develops and the responsibility for maintaining good behaviour is shifted away from teachers and towards members of the classroom and school community.  There is improved communication between students and teachers and the school develops into a community where they work in partnership towards shared goals.

Aims:

1.  To provide a vehicle for student’s opinions to be voiced.
2.    To give students a chance to experience speaking in public.
3.    To give students a wider experience of responsibility.
4.    To develop a school community where everyone works in partnership towards the same goals.

Objectives:

1.    To set up an elected body representative of all students in the school.

2.    To have adult representation.

3.    Each year group and the Whole School Council to meet every half term.

4.    To set up a system which will give all students a voice through their elected representatives.

5.    To discuss key issues raised by the students on a half termly basis.

6.    To help with the implementation of Citizenship in the school.

Representation:

Year Group

•    Elections will take place annually (normally in September) in each form group.  Two members from each form in a year group will comprise the Year Group School Council.

•    Deputy Head of Year / Head of Year will chair the Year Group / ST/LNO will chair the full School Council.

•    Members may be re-elected if they have previously served.

Responsibilities of Members of the School Council

•    To represent the views of their form/year group.

•    To collect the views of the form/year group.

•    To report back discussions of the Learning Council to their form/Year Group.

•    To attend all meetings or arrange for a substitute if necessary.

Meetings

•    The Chair will fix the dates of the meetings annually in the School Calendar.

•    Agendas and minutes of meetings will be approved by the Chair before publication.

•    Meetings will take place within the normal school day.

•    Common meeting protocol will apply.

Agendas

•    Items for the agenda should be submitted to the Chair at least one week before the meeting.

•    The Chair retains the right to rule out any items.

•    Agendas will be published one week before the meeting to all Year/School Council reps.

•    Items that will not be admissible on any agenda for discussion are:
a)    individual members of staff or matters relating to them.
b)    Individual students or matters relating to them.

 

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