Our student academy council
Our Student Councils are a growing part of our Student Leadership at the Academy. This is an opportunity for students to be at the heart of developing our positive culture and our work had been recognised by the Education Service-led Speaker’s School Council Awards.
Each College will select a College Council team from year eight. Each group is facilitated by a member of staff alongside the College’s Academy Council representative and Council Secretaries, who are from older year groups.
Academy and College Councils have been involved in a number of initiatives in recent months, including:
- Charity – We were able to donate over 1,000 Christmas presents to St. Basils charity that made up hampers for young people in our city who are at risk of homelessness. ‘These thoughtful items put a lot of smiles on faces on Christmas morning.’ (Lea Jackson, St Basils)
- School environment – We recently worked to tidy up our Peace Garden, a memorial garden within the school.
- Awareness – We ran a successful Remembrance Day competition, where over 120 pupils entered a poster competition to commemorate and raise awareness of this important time.
- Initiatives – We led the recent change of uniform, promoting College ties in order to promote a greater sense of identity. We are also working with our catering company to put together a Themed Day Calendar to reflect different cultures throughout the year.
Academy Council Representatives
Hello, my name is Suzi Banks, I’m currently in year 11 and am part of Jupiter college.
My hobbies are singing, dance, netball, art and swimming. I am also interested in biology and chemistry. I like the facilities of the school as well as the opportunities it offers. I enjoy being on the academy council as I like helping people with their needs and I will listen to them about their suggestions or improvements to make to the academy.