School Council

The Cockburn School Council is a powerful body that is consulted on many aspects of our school and plays a vital role in our journey - 'Transformation to Excellence'.

School Council Constitution

Aims Of the School Council
The aim of the School council is to provide a forum for the discussion by students’ representatives of issues raised by students or staff which affect the life of the school. The school council allows views to be expressed and heard and creates a further opportunity for effective communication within the school and for appropriate actions to be taken, when necessary.

Student Elections and Representation
In September of each year, each tutor group will elect two representatives, preferably one male and one female. Form tutors will oversee elections and pass on the name of representatives to the Director of Year/Head of Year. The chosen Tutor Group Representatives will attend year team meetings (one per half term) with their HOY/DOY who will then elect two year group representatives (preferably one male and one female) overseen by the HOY/DOY. Once elected, School council members will remain in office for one year and attend one meeting each half term.

Election of Officers
All members of the School Council will be eligible for nomination and election as an officer. Elections will take place at the first meeting of the year. Officers elected will be:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

(Please note, some of these responsibilities can be shared)

Staff and Governor Representation
Meetings of the School Council will be attended by the Assistant Headteacher (Guidance and Support). Other members of staff may be invited to attend individual meetings to assist with the discussion of specific agenda items.

Governors may also nominate a representative to attend School Council meetings.

Communication between Council Representatives and Tutor groups
Before each year group council meeting, the tutor representatives will collect in the “suggestion” book from the form tutor. Suggestions can be made throughout the year and specifically during the week before the year group council meeting. This discussion will be lead by the tutor group representatives and the form tutor. The tutor representatives will take these discussion ideas to the Year Group council meeting and keep minutes of these meetings.

Before each School Council meeting the two year group representatives should meet with their HOY/DOY to agree the minutes from their meeting so that they can be discussed at the meeting of the full School Council.

Timing and Organisation of School Council Meetings
The School Council dates will be published at the beginning of the academic year. A meeting will take place be between the Chairperson and the Headteacher at least one week before the Year Council meetings to discuss the agenda. The agenda will be published by the secretary as soon as possible after this meeting. The HOY/DOY will confirm the meeting time/place for the year group council meeting and the Assistant Headteacher will confirm the meeting time/place for the School Council meetings.

The chairperson will be expected to run the meeting to the agreed agenda. Matters brought up at the meeting that are not on the agenda may be scheduled for a future meeting at the discretion of the chair. No individuals, staff or students may be discussed in School council meetings without their permission in writing in advance.

On occasions where a member of the school council cannot attend a meeting, they should organise a suitable replacement to attend on their behalf. Minutes of the meeting should be taken by the secretary during the meeting and presented in draft to the Chairperson and Headteacher for approval. Once approved, they should be distributed to the following:

  • Senior Leadership team
  • Head of Year
  • Director of Year
  • Tutor Group Representatives
  • Governor Representative
  • Chair of Governors
  • Staff Representative

Members

 

YEAR 7

CLASS

Form Tutor

Rep.1

Rep 2

7AB

Miss Black

Ibrahim Talukdar

Tapiwa Mukudu

7KHA

Miss Hall

Phoebe Hirsh

Liam Iredale

7LF

Miss Firth (4) Mrs Stott (1)

Jack Cahill

Shannon Drury

7NB

Mrs Bramham

Kane Osborne

Rosie Gannon

7NF

Miss Fleming

Ellie Grinstead

Dylan George

7KK

Miss Keech

Grace Hopkins

Dominic Eatwell

7SG

Mr Green

Bastian Kania

Tyler Lambert

7RLD

Miss Dutton

Novalee Platts

Amadou Dibba

7CAH

Mr Halliwell

Jacky Ling

Ismail Abbas

7LMD

Mrs Dixon 

Shannan Dixon

Karim Suleman

7HD

Mrs Womersley

Lucas Denham

 

 

YEAR 8

CLASS

Form Tutor

Rep.1

Rep 2

8SR

Miss Radcliffe

Alan Routledge-Day

Sannah Zaman

8CF

Mr Fong Wah

Natasha Ellison

Joshua Marsden

8RAR

Miss Ross

Beth Pickles

Brandan Jackson

8CFB

Miss Bradley

Connor Fulton

Cody Smith

8NA

Mrs Ahktar

Tegan Parkin

Scott Morton

8KB

Mr Burniston

Kewell Robinson

Kirren Ryatt

8SH

Mrs Hardcastle

Summer Hooton

Harry Nutton

8NG

Mr Gill

Paddy Hirsch

Romelle Dacosta

8TN

Miss Nelson

Jordan Walker

Alex Pickard -Dixon

 

YEAR 9

CLASS

 

Rep.1

Rep 2

9NE

Miss Eaton

Etizaz Aamer

Emma Blair

9SMD

Mr Dolan

Sergejs Mezeckis

Saarah Akhtar

9JC

Mr Cheetham

Kirran Rafiq

Toyah Armitage

9LTC

Miss Clark

Katie Shelton

Makensie Harrison

9ST

 Mr Tomes

George Mongahan

Lina Khan

9FR

Mr Raitt

James Murphy

Megan Fletcher

9ATA

Mrs Talbot

Lauren Wardle

Aeysha Tariq

9KH

Miss Harper

Molly Seward

Megan Bruce

9SMM

Mr Morton

Harvey Nichols

Ebony Williams

 

YEAR 10

CLASS

Form Tutor

Rep.1

Rep 2

10JH

Mr Hart

Nabeel Mahmood

Chloe Fergie

10GKS

Miss Shinn

James Aspin

Oliver Hornby

10SPR

 Mr S P Roberts

Jack Thewlis

Ellie Sutcliffe

10LJ

Mrs Jellett (Miss Jacobson)

Samier Alam

Jessica Collins

10LN

Miss Nicholson

Cameron Marshall

Halle Burnell

10SD

Miss Douglas

Harry Stockdale

Tariro Munyaradzi

10HB

Miss Benn

Caitlin Thomas

Laura Barber

10STA

Miss Ashraf

Robyn Masser

Bethany Shaw

10IZ

Miss Zaman

Sabina Balogova

Kenzie Francis

 

YEAR 11

CLASS

Form Tutor

Rep.1

Rep 2

11CH

Mrs Hampshire

Joshua Nasey

Rudhiana Rahman

11JB

Mr Boxell

Joe Dickinson

Joshua Clayton

11JDS

Mr Stewart

Charlotte Cawthra

Luke Waite

11SRO

Mr Roberts

Toni Sanderson

Joshua Pickard

11LH

Mr Hargreaves

Thamannah Chowdhury

Mitchell Cox

11LJD

Mrs Dean

Billi-Jo Cowling

Joshua Francis

11LJM

Mrs Marshall

Lily Chapman

Thomas White

11MS

Mr Smith

Hassan Hussain

Marshall Bell

11RE

Miss Errett

Hollie Stockdale

Kieron Drake

Roles and Responsibilities

Chair – Luke Waite(Y11)

Vice Chair – Jack Thewlis (Y10)

Secretaries – Novalee Platts (Y7) + Kaitlyn Deacon (Y8)

Treasurer – Karim Suleman (Y7)

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