School council

Meet the Cardinal Wiseman School Council Team 2019-2020

In October 2019 the school council representatives were chosen by their Formation groups. The council reps come together as a team every half-term for a ‘working lunch’ style meeting in which agenda items are discussed and other issues / concerns put forward. After each meeting the representatives have the opportunity to feed back the minutes to their form groups so that every pupil in the school feels engaged with and represented by the school council.
The School Council plays an important role in the leadership of the school – with the points raised at the meetings being fed back to the staff body (the minutes are shared with every member of staff) and acted upon where possible.
One of the first tasks of the school council was the setting up of the new Prefect system here at Cardinal Wiseman. The council representatives helped to create the application form, shaped the roles and responsibilities of the Prefects and even read through each and every application – picking a crop of 46 pupils to become our first ever Prefects. The next agenda item the school council will be focusing on in January 2020 is the introduction of recycling into the school.
“Being part of the school council is a privilege. It brings out the confidence to speak out, the courage to voice opinions and shows compassion towards our school community. It's imperative that our pupils are heard and that any of their concerns are brought up, so being in the school council helps to build bridges between the pupils and the teachers. Not only does it help to change our school for the better, it also helps through the experiences one can gain from being in the school council. For example, my eloquence, confidence and public speaking skills have really improved since joining the school council, and will continue to improve as I experience my last year at Cardinal Wiseman as Head Girl”. Julianne Peralta

“It is important to be part of school council because I think that it is necessary to have a group of people who essentially act as a glue between the students’ wants and the teachers’ needs. As well as this during events such as open evening, it is necessary to have students who are presentable and act as an example for what the children will eventually become when beginning at Cardinal Wiseman”. Jordan Williams