Who are the School Council members for 2023-24?
The School Council is comprised of representatives from each Year Group. For the current academic year, the representatives are as follows:
Year 7: Pedro, Talisha and Poppy
Year 8: Rohail, Gabriella and Hallie
Year 9: Sophie, Rayan and Kashan
Year 10: Alexandra and Sam
Year 11: Ayushi, Abbie, Jacob and Daniel
There are also additional student representatives who attend meetings from the Cheam Pride and UAR Groups.
The School Council's Objectives
- To gather the students' views on aspects of school life
- To represent students' views at School Council meetings so that these can be fed back to the school's management
- To meet regularly with leadership
- To help to identify areas of school which would benefit from improvement
- To raise with the student body any issues which are a cause of concern
- To look at a wide variety of areas of school life, such as the school's behaviour culture, values and rewards systems
- To give students an insight into citizenship
- To represent the student body in meetings with visitors
- To discuss issues relating to the canteen and how we can support and develop what is offered to students
School Council Meetings This Year
The School Council meet at least once every two weeks, sometimes weekly, and discuss a range of issues affecting the school. They always put forward constructive ideas and have shared these with their tutor groups. They discuss issues such as the school's rewards system, the eco-school, the canteen and much more. They have also attended Sutton Borough School Council meetings and contributed well during these discussions. These are held half-termly. Cheam is hosting the next School Council Borough Meeting on Wednesday 31st January.
The School Council have also had guest speakers such as members of the Volunteer Centre in Sutton, who have come to speak to the group about wider opportunities in the community.
The School also had the opportunity to visit City Hall on Thursday 21st December to watch Mayor's Questions with Sadiq Khan. They really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the political process.
We look forward to furthering the work of the School Council over the coming term and students should talk to their representatives if they have anything they would like to discuss.