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
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 !
The School Council meet once a fortnight. During the meeting the students discuss ideas relevant to their area of focus.
Each October, Phillip Southcote holds an election to elect our new School Councillors. The classes are called into the hall where they are given polling cards. Special booths are made for the children to cast their vote in private. The children choose their candidate, by putting an X beside their name. They place their polling card into the ballot box. Once everyone has voted, the votes are counted and the results are revealed.
Due to COVID19, our elections were slightly different this year. All pupils took part in democratic elections with ballot papers being delivered to their Tutor rooms, where they voted privately and placed their ballot papers into the ballot box. Once everyone had voted, the votes were counted and the results were announced to the whole school during a Zoom Assembly across the school site.
2020 - 2021 School Council Members:
7R - Hayden
7T - Bella
8M - Conor
8S - Jay
8W - Noah
9M - Connor
9L - Thomas
10A - Cassie
10B - Callum
11M - Lucia
11Q - Sunny
11W - Jon
6th Form - Humble & Samuel