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School Council

School Council 2017 - 2018


Our Aims & Purposes


The School Council exists to represent the voice of the students, promote their ideas and encourage their views and interests.

All students are given equal opportunity to participate.


The School Council at Philip Southcote School aims to serve its students as effectively as possible and make students aware of wider issues, in addition to playing an important role in establishing links with the community.


Role of the School Council within the School Community

  • Creating a positive school atmosphere of mutual respect between staff and students
  • Developing and maintaining the participation of students in the life of our school
  • Allowing students to develop important life skills such as time management and leadership skills
  • Representing the views of the students we represent to our school’s team of staff
  • Raising awareness among students of prevalent issues in society, including health, financial and environmental issues


Staff Interviews

Often when teaching positions within the school become vacant, the School Council will be asked to establish an interview panel to represent the students in the selection of a new teacher. Over the past few years, Student Council have been involved in the appointment of many new staff members including the Senior Leadership Team !


Our Meetings

The School Council meet once a fortnight. During the meeting the students discuss ideas relevant to their area of focus.




School Council Plan 2017-2018

Our School Council


On Tuesday 17th October 2017, Phillip Southcote held an election to elect our new School Councillors. The classes were called into the hall where they were given polling cards. Special booths were made for the children to cast their vote in private. The children chose their candidate, by putting an X beside their name. They placed their polling card into the ballot box. Once everyone had voted, the votes were counted and the results were revealed.









Welcome back to school !!! All pupils are back to school from Monday 7th September. Please wear a face covering on transport if you feel able to do so.