Student Councils

What do Cedars Student Councils do? 
Each Student Council is made up of a group of Cedars students who have been elected to speak on behalf of the whole student body. They are the voice of the students.

We have three Student Councils, one for KS1&2 (Primary Student Council), one for KS3&4 (Senior Student Council) and the third for Cedars College students (College Student Council).

Members of the Student Council are responsible for discussing ways to make Cedars the best possible place for every student.  Then they put the ideas that have been agreed into place, such as planning social or fundraising events, improving areas of school or meeting with catering staff.

Once a half term the Councils meet together with the Parent Council to discuss joint plans.

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What jobs are there? 
Each year, every class will normally elect 2 representatives to be members of the student council. The council then meets to elect the Student Council Executive, consisting of:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Co-ordinator
  • Charity Co-ordinator

Cedars students hold elections for these positions in September. This year we were pleased to add the role of Charity Co-ordinator. This role was devised by one of our students who is passionate about charity work.

 

Our Student Council also works closely with the Gateshead Youth Assembly (GYA) to ensure that our voice is heard across the borough, see GYA

We also proudly promote the aims of Strong Voices NE

What has Cedars Student Council achieved so far this academic year?

  • The council have worked with the catering staff to change how meals were served, and have implemented some changes to lunch time, meaning we now have students helping in the Angel Cafe.
  • They polled the school to find a new name for the re-branded dining room. (Angel Café)
  • They researched and bought a bins for the school yard.
  • They have raised lots of money for charities including St Oswald's Hospice, Children in Need and the Poppy Appeal.
  • The Student Council are part of the interview process when new staff are recruited to the academy. They rigorously interview each candidate and then meet with the Senior Leadership Group to feedback about how they feel each person would benefit the students' experience at Cedars.
  • They have set up a mini-ambassadors who help show visitors around school.
  • They are working towards helping our school get the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
  • They are choosing how to spend some funds kindly donated.