Each year all the students in Key Stage 2 and above have the opportunity to put their name forward to join the student council. All nominated students are put into an election. All the students in school get to vote for who they would like to represent them as the next student council.
The student council meets every Friday afternoon to discuss that week’s agenda items and to review the actions which had arisen in previous meetings.
This year the chair of the student council has been co-opted onto the PTA. All members of the student council will work with the PTA on fund raising projects such as the 5p challenge, the 100 club raffle and the annual Mother’s Day sale. 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 Percy Hedley and to discuss future ideas and events that they would like to plan.
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 student 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.