What happens at a School Council Meeting?
/ Categories: 19 March 2020General
Students from every year group meet on a monthly basis for School Council Meetings to discuss important issues affecting them and their classmates. Esme, Deputy Head of School, tells us more about the role of the School Council in Princess Helena College…
What is the purpose of the School Council?
The purpose of School Council is to give all students a voice and a platform to express their concerns and issues. We discuss practical solutions which reassures students that their opinion matters, and their voice has meaning.
Who is involved in School Council meetings and how are the representatives chosen?
In School Council meetings, a representative from each form attends the meetings, which are monthly. These representatives are volunteers from each form group meaning they are passionate about improving the school.
What is your role in the meetings?
In my prefect role as Deputy Head of School I am responsible for chairing School Council meetings, ensuring everyone’s points are heard. It is also my responsibility to think of compromises with the representative’s suggestions and good solutions for when I give feedback in prefect meetings.
Who do you share the points raised in meetings with?
I take the points raised in School Council meetings to prefect meetings where we discuss as a prefect team the issues and as a team devise a solution which is then taken to the Senior Leadership Team for final discussion.
What changes at PHC have been as a result of the School Council?
Changes made due to school council include:
- Organising socials for Year 8 and 9
- A new carpet for the Year 9 common room
- Battery- operated air fresheners for the girls changing rooms
- Mayonnaise is now on offer in the dining room as well as other condiments
- The blinds in the Year 10 common room were fixed
- A new toaster for Year 11 Den.