The School Council forms an important part of the overarching HSLC inclusion agenda. It is part of the commitment to giving ‘student voice’ to decision making and facilitating open communication between school leaders, staff and the student body. It provides a forum for issues to be raised by students and staff, concerns to be shared and planning to be fine-tuned and formulated.
The HSLC School Council (Years 7 to 11) is made up of students who are the elected representatives of their tutor, year group. All students have the opportunity to stand for election as a tutor group representative. This creates a pool of tutor group representatives for each year group and the representatives for the full School Council are nominated to attend from this group of representatives (2 for each year group). Information then flows form tutor group representatives to the School Council and vice versa.
Students from the School Council also participate in Student Voice activities, Student Interview Panels for prospective staff, ‘meet and greet’ for potential students visiting the school and after school events.