Student council

Percy Hedley School Council is made up of a member of each class throughout the school who have been voted for by their class, to represent them.  The council meets once a month for 45 minutes with members of staff, to discuss any matters which have arisen that month and to report back on any discussion which have been completed within class from the previous agenda.  Last year students completed a number of fundraising events including the Mothers Day sale which took place on both sites, the chocolate raffle and also helped to organise the Race for Life and the Arts weeks which were completed in school.  The student council works closely with the PTA to discuss where they feel that funds should be spent in school to enhance the lives of students within school and to discuss ideas and events that they would like to plan.  Pupils have been asked for their opinion on the changes made to the social area and the outside areas and these have been drawn into the plans for changes that are made.  The council also have the opportunity to meet with Senior Leaders throughout the school year to present ideas and changes that they would like to the school.  The school council gives pupils the opportunity to have their voice heard and to feel that they are part of the planning and running of Percy Hedley School.  It gives the pupils the responsibility to record and present the views of their peers and practice social communication skills, speaking and listening skills and to improve their confidence with peers and staff.