School Council is incredibly active within AGGS, it is an integral part of the school’s make up, ensuring that our students have an active role to play within the school, their voices are heard and acted upon. Last year we introduced a School Council Exec which allows students from all the different year groups to meet and discuss whole school issues. This provides continuity and communication between year groups and ensures that our pupils are working together on collective aims. It also provides discussion and an understanding of the needs of all our girls. The Exec feeds back to the Senior Leadership Team and communicates with outside agencies such as visitors and the PTA.
Last year we introduced School Council focuses, giving each year group a project to work upon, this was very successful. Here are some of the things that the School Council achieved last year.
Here are some of the things last yearâ€™s school council reps achieved:
|You Say:||We Did:|
|The new year 7s need to be supported and could use a sister figure when they start school.||
The buddy system has been designed and created for the new year 7s this current year.
|The library needs more places for us to sit and chill out.||
Helped to write the library code of conduct.
|The medical room and the HOY room are a little dull and outdated.||
Redesigned and decorated the medical room and the HOY room which is now renames the wellbeing room.
|The merit system needs revamping||
Rewrote the merit criteria to be in line with the school values.
|How can we bring our school community closer together?||
We have actively posted on the student voice page engaging the school and wider community in aspects of school life.
|How do we communicate the values.||
Communicated the values across the school via assemblies and consultations. Developed a creative way to display said values using the Values Trees.
We hold elections just before October half term. Candidates must write a speech and a manifesto to proclaim why they would like to be a School Council Representative. We use the Trafford Council official ballot boxes and carry out a full election in the dining hall. This is a fantastic chance to engage young people in politics and show them the importance of voting.
Every year, new school council reps take part in a training day where they learn skills integral to being a school council rep. This is run by our Sixth Form Lead Execs. the Head Girls and some year 12s.
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