Student Council

The Purbeck School Student Council Mission Statement

The Purbeck School holds the belief that successful education requires active participation from staff, students and governors of the school (and other schools within the Purbeck pyramid), parents and guardians in the home, and members of the community. We believe that effective relationships are promoted through consultation, collaboration and open communication.

Purpose of the Student Council
The purpose of our student council is to encourage pupils to get involved in issues that concern them in and around school. As a council, we focus on listening to the views of pupils and we take responsibility for some aspects of school life. Put simply, the student council is a force for improving The Purbeck School.

Aims
Having a Purbeck School Student Council helps us to improve aspects of our school community by exercising our rights and accepting our responsibilities. Our discussions and decisions will help to inform improvements to the school environment and our learning.

Organisation
The student council is overseen by assistant Headteacher Mr McNaughton. It draws representatives from each of the tutor groups in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. On a half termly basis, the student council will usually meet to discuss business alongside Mr Darley focusing on areas such as teaching and learning, student support; the community and extra-curricular provision in the school.

What did the Student Council Achieve in 2019/20?

Last academic year, the student council were instrumental in providing valuable feedback and ideas in a number of areas of the school: establishing the core school values of respect, aspiration and perseverance; introducing positive community cards and a prize draw for students who upheld school values; working alongside Mr Mockridge to introduce a new praise system in the school; making the school a greener place by introducing ‘meat free Mondays’ and increasing the number of recycling facilities within the school.

If you are interested in supporting or joining the student council, please contact Mr T McNaughton via email: tmcnaughton@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk