Democracy at work – across the School and College
If our students have any issues, such as how things are run at the School or College, they can raise them with our Student Councils.
The School Council is made up of an elected representative from every class, plus our head boy and head girl, the council meets every half term. Representatives ask their classmates if they have anything they want to raise during form periods. If any issues need further student consideration, a debate is organised through the council.
The College Council is made up of an elected representatives from every class, plus our College Student President and Deputies. The council meets every half term. The College Student Council also puts forward the Student Governor to the Treloar Trust Governing Board.
School Head Boy and Head Girl
Students in Years 9 and 10 can put themselves forward for election by the whole school during the summer term. This role is another channel of student communication into the Principal’s office, and also a civic role. The head girl and boy often help with welcoming visitors and with presentations. Posters are displayed and manifesto meetings are held after exams are over. The chairman of the School governing body acts as returning officer on election day. A deputy for each post is chosen at the same time.
Recent manifestos have ranged from ‘I will represent your views’, to ‘Vote for me, I’m cool!’ We are fortunate to have always had a good turnout for the poll. The successful candidates in recent years have represented their fellow students and the School with considerable aplomb.
School Sixth Form President and Vice President
Students in Sixth Form have the opportunity to stand for election by their classmates during the summer term. Like Head Boy and Head Girl, these roles are another channel of student communication into the Principal’s office, and also a civic role. They often help with welcoming visitors and with presentations.
Other council bodies within the school include the Eco-Council which looks at the environmental and recycling aspects of student and school life.
College Student Council President and Deputies
In the first Student Council meeting of each academic year, members can put themselves forward to be the Council President or Deputies. Council members are then balloted for their chosen candidates.