Students are proud to be a part of our school council, continuing to make positive contributions for our pupils and our school as a whole.
The school council exists to provide a platform for student voice to be heard and to inform the decision making process within school. It gives pupils the opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them and allows school leaders and other staff to work with students to create positive outcomes. This empowers students and provides them with ownership of issues and solutions that are discussed in meetings. Students see that they have a positive impact and their voices are heard.
In summary, the student council enables students to share ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school leaders, for example-(health and well-being, clubs, internet safety, rewards and sanctions systems and any other business the students wish to discuss.)
Here at Bank View our school council is made up of two students from each form class throughout the year groups. The students have been elected by their peers to represent students in our school and their views. Student councillors meet each half term to discuss current matters linked to various topics. This academic year, students have discussed and carried out fundraising events for 'Sports Relief' and 'Muscular Dystrophy UK'. Students have also provided suggestions to our new school rewards system 'class Dojo'. Lastly, students have discussed the 'eCadets' programme which is a pupil led internet safety campaign, where by student councillors will be trained to become 'eCadets' looking out for others in our school.