The purpose of the Secondary School Council (SSC) is to give all Secondary students a stake in the managerial decision-making process and the opportunity to advise senior managers on practical, day-to-day matters.
The SSC comprises two representatives, one male and one female, from each Year 6-13 tutor group. Elections take place annually in or around the third week of the first term. Each councillor represents their tutor group every other week. Each councillor is presented with a badge of office, which they should wear when at school. The Head Boy and Head Girl are ex officio members.
Once appointed, councillors may not resign their positions before the end of the academic year. However, if any councillor does not fulfil their responsibility to the Head Teacher's satisfaction, they may be removed from post and a by-election will be held in their tutor group for a replacement councillor of the same gender.
The SSC meets each Monday at 07.35 in the Library. Meetings are chaired by the Secondary Head Teacher, Mr Andrew Moulden. The Principal, Mr Paul Shropshire, and Public Relations Manager, Miss Patricia Whelan, may also attend. Issues frequently discussed include examination timetables, school events, charity ventures, facilities, uniform and catering.
Minutes of each SSC meeting are posted on the VLE. During the next PSHE lesson after each meeting, Year 6-11 councillors are required to brief their tutor group about matters discussed. Councillors are also given an opportunity to poll their tutor groups for new issues to be discussed at the next meeting.
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