School Council

The Student Council is the students’ voice for change within Church Stretton School.

The council consists of two representatives from every tutor group (one from KS3 and one from KS4), as well as the Senior student team (Head boy and Head girl plus their deputies). Other members of staff are invited along to meetings to contribute to relevant agenda items. The representatives are elected every year by their fellow students.

The Student Council meets every half month to discuss issues of concern, along with developments which the leadership team are seeking student feedback on, and try to find workable solutions. 

This process means that, with the consistent support of the school staff, real changes to the working life of the school do take place. Prior to the full council meeting, representatives in each tutor group have a discussion with their peers, the Tutor reps then discuss and prioritise the relevant points to bring to the next meeting. This means that every student’s voice is heard. After the meeting, the minutes are distributed to the Senior Leadership team for discussion and/or action. The outcomes are reported back to the members, who then report back to their tutor group.

Within the School Council there are three sub-committees:

  • Inclusion and Diversity - ensuring that Church Stretton school is fully inclusive
  • School and the environment - development of the school site and issues to ensure that school is environmentally friendly
  • School systems and procedures - including rewards, sanctions and enrichment activities

Current projects being discussed and implemented include the festivals of light from different religions over the festive period, the Strettons neighbourhood plan and the re-vamping of the house point system in school.

The School Council offers a valuable opportunity for students to interact with each other and with senior members of staff and is vital to giving the students, the essence of any school, an input into improving life at Church Stretton School.

In addition to the School council we have two student have been elected as Trust parliament members who bring the voice of Church Stretton school to the TrustEd schools parliament meetings.