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Student Council

Corley Academy Student Council aims to improve the learning environment of the school, by sharing, discussing, agreeing and acting on student views.


Aims of the Student Council

  • Develop the realisation in students that they have a positive role to play in creating a caring environment within the school and the local community.
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence by debate, action and student voice.
  • Encourage a sense of mutual responsibility and social cohesion within the school.
  • Promote positive behaviour, mutual respect and concern for one another.
  • Increase student initiated activities


Responsibilities of the Student Council representatives

  • To represent each mentor group.
  • To hold a position of responsibility on the Student Council.
  • To attend regular meetings.
  • To inform the members of the mentor group about decisions and discussions made at Student Council meetings.
  • To discuss with the mentor their opinions on relevant subjects and reflect this in discussions at Student Council Meetings.
  • There needs to be both a Key stage 3 and a Key stage 4 representative.


Procedures for election as mentor representatives

  • This usually takes place in early September.
  • Students are nominated by another person in the mentor group.
  • Candidate’s names are written on the board.
  • Candidates give a brief speech about why they wish to be mentor Reps.
  • All students including the candidates have one vote for a Key stage 3 and one for a Key stage 4 representative.
  • These votes are written down on 2 separate pieces of paper, candidates are allowed to vote for themselves.
  • Two students who are not standing for election then add up the votes.
  • The results are read out in ascending order.
  • The successful candidates are congratulated.
  • They may give a brief speech of thanks.
  • The names of the successful students are given to the allocated member of staff with responsibility for the Student Council Meetings