School Council is managed by the Director of Student Leadership, Miss Dixon. We currently have around thirty dedicated and enthusiastic members.

Meetings

School Council meets once a fortnight (Tuesdays 3.15-4.15 in L2). It is at these meetings that the progress of current projects are discussed and new projects are initiated. Students also have the opportunity to raise any concerns they may have, or any ideas they have for improving student life in the Academy.

We regularly invite other members of staff to join our meetings to discuss things within their specific job role; for example we meet regularly with the Site Manager to talk about new developments to the site and our ideas for improving the building from a student perspective.

What are the responsibilities of Student Council?

  • Represent the voice of the students;
  • Debate, discuss and agree issues arising; where appropriate refer them to the SLT or the member of staff responsible;
  • Organise events on an annual basis, including (but not limited to) our Community Christmas Party and Christmas Fair;
  • Contribute to the smooth running of Academy events such as parents evenings and Welcome to Nunthorpe;
  • Support with Year 6 Transition to ensure that our Year 6 students have the friendliest and most useful welcome to our Academy community.

Student Services

In addition to meeting regularly as outlined above, School Council also lead on the running of Student Services, which replaced Student Reception (at the bottom of the “Up” stairs to English). Student Services is open from 8.15-8.35, 11.00-11.15 and 12.00-12.55 every day.

What services do we offer?

Free services:

Forgotten planner pages, plasters, tissues, make-up wipes, nail varnish remover and pads, lost property. We also have “The Red Box Project”, offering a wide range of free period products sanitary towels, tampons, wipes, new underwear and tights) to ensure that our girls and female staff can get the resources they need completely free of charge and as discreetly as possible.

For Sale:

A wide range of stationery (including pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers, sharpeners, highlighters, Sharpies and Bic pens). Please see our newsletter for more details, including prices.

At lunchtimes, we also sell FairTrade chocolate bars for 60p (25p for small bars). This includes a wide range of Cadburys and Nestle chocolate, which are both FairTrade partners.

The funds from the sale of these products goes towards School Council projects and events such as those listed above, and also to support with the purchase of student rewards.

How to get involved?

All good ideas start with a conversation. When you have an idea or want something new, we’re here to help you make it happen. Submit it, get your friends to support it and together we’ll put it into action. Come along and see us at Student Services, speak to Miss Dixon (or email on kdixon@nunthorpe.co.uk) or check out our noticeboards around the Academy.