School Council

#TeamSPH Student Council

At #TeamSPH we are really proud of our Student Council who represent their tutor groups and year groups, and who contribute significantly to the running of the school.

They offer their opinions and ideas on a variety of matters and plan and deliver activities that help fellow students and the wider community.

The council meets fortnightly and student council representatives can be identified by badges, which they all wear with pride.

The school council is made up of the head boy and girl (from Y11), 16 senior students (from Y10 and Y11), and 24 form reps (2 from each from) Students are elected onto the council by their peers from their form groups.

Members of the student council are required to be:

  • Positive role models in all aspects of school life including presentation, behaviour and a commitment to work hard.
  • Promote our FLORIC (Faith, Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Resilience) character skills.
  • Promote British Values across school life.
  • Demonstrate our ‘Respect for all’ values.
  • Attend school functions after school and when required, for example, open evening, presentation evening and support the planning of PSHE drop down days.
  • Lead whole school council meetings.
  • Lead a student council sub-committee (Learning, Student development or Environment)
  • Be a lead voice for the student body, reporting to senior staff half-termly and governors as required.
  • Lead student voice in tutorial session.
  • Maintain the form notice board.
  • Participate in the peer tutoring programme as a senior student.

Each member of the school council also belongs to a sub-committee. Sub-committees focus on an aspect of school life. For their focus they gather and share student voice, develop plans to improve, implement, and evaluate these plans. The sub-committees and their areas of focus are:

  • Learning: Learning Journey, Subjects, Transition, Peer tutor programme
  • Student Development: Success Journey, Assemblies, Respect for all, Rewards, FLORIC, SRE, CEIAG, Extra-curricular
  • Environment: School environment, local/national/global environment and community

Meetings are held fortnightly in the PE classroom (Room 14) at lunch time. A timetable of staff supporting the meetings can be identified below.

All minutes and actions from meetings are recorded in the School Council Meetings book, held in Mr White’s office.