Here at Bradley Stoke Community School we have always had an active student council. We place the highest importance on having student representation on all matters which affect teaching and learning, behaviour and safety and leadership and management. This is what we have always been about as student voice.
Students apply to become a student council representative at the start of each academic year and need to be able to demonstrate what they feel they can offer. This application process ensures that student council members are dedicated to the role whilst also removing the possibility of it becoming a popularity contest.
Being a student council member at Bradley Stoke Community School is a position of responsibility and requires a commitment to attend meetings, communicate regularly with other students in the year group and attend after school meetings with members of the Leadership Team and the school Governors.
Our current school council consists of the following students:
The council elected their own Chair, Vice Chair and Minute taker and they run very organised meetings at least twice a term which are supported by a group of Post 16 students.
All minutes from the council are shared with the leadership team and this often results in immediate decisions and changes when items raised can be dealt with quickly. An example of this was the council raising concern about the growing amount of chewing gum under tables, something they all felt very strongly about, and this led to a whole school staff focus and hopefully a reduction of chewing gum in school.
They are a fabulous group of students who are very committed to their role.
Susie Beresford Wylie