LANGTREE STUDENT COUNCIL -THE STUDENT VOICE

LANGTREE STUDENT COUNCIL -THE STUDENT VOICE

At Langtree, we have a real commitment to listening to the views of our students, and the Council plays a vital role in this. The Council has its own committee structure and its own budget in order to make a very real difference to the experience of all students in the school. This experience is an important part of our commitment to prepare students for life after school and to function as confident citizens in society.

Langtree’s Student Council is an elected group of students who create and generate new ideas on how they can improve the school for the future. The council is made up of six representatives from each year group and is then subdivided into sub- committees: Teaching and Learning, Performing Arts, Student Voice, Fundraising and Environment. Each sub- committee is led by Year 11 Student Leaders and the Council is chaired and led by the two Senior Student Leaders of the school.

Within their committees, students discuss how changes can take place and who is best to implement them. The Council then chooses the best ideas and tries to ensure that they are achieved in the course of the school year.

Being on the Student Council is an honour and enables students to take on a role of responsibility from as early as Year 7. Through their representatives, all students are able to voice their opinions about their school and be heard.

The Student Council Committees

Student Voice Committee: This group produces a student newsletter highlighting opinions and issues raised by the students.

Fundraising Committee: This group organises and arranges fund raising events, such as concerts, and sponsored events. They try to raise money both for the school and charitable causes.

Students should contact their year representatives if they have a suggestion to make or wish to raise an issue for the Council to discuss.

Year 11 Student Leaders

Responsibilities:

To act as mentors to Year 7
To lead and run the Student Council and its committees
To organise regular meetings with each Council committee
To ensure that Council business is fed back to tutor groups
To be responsible for maintaining and updating the School Council notice board
To write an article for each newsletter and for the website
To meet on a weekly basis as a team
To supervise one lunchtime per week
To attend school functions
To deliver one assembly per longer term to both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
To meet with senior staff
To give visitors tours of the school
To be involved in the appointment of new staff
To act as positive role models for the school
To represent the school when necessary.