School Council Update

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Mr Beckham would like to thank all members of School Council, as well as the staff Committee leaders, for their input and support this term.

The School Council has met twice this half term as a whole group, as well as engaging in a committee group meeting with their staff leaders.

The Council is intending to expand its numbers to 30 from after Half Term, where applications to represent the Council and one of its four Committees will be open from this week and close the first week back after half term, Friday 25th February.

If you have ideas or thoughts to help improve the pupil experience of Bethany School and would like to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills, we encourage you to apply by completing the online application form that has been sent to your tutors.

Some outcomes from this School Council to report from this term are:

  1. The Food Committee has assisted the catering team, Holroyd Howe, with the new proposed layout of the dining room. The Committee has also worked with Holroyd Howe to help enact changes to the school’s meat supplier, as well as helping to provide further options and food choices at lunch times. The Committee will next term be looking into how portion sizes are delivered, as well as looking at the availability and distribution of cold options like sandwiches.
  2. The Cyber Committee and Mr Hamilton have led the way in arranging for activities to support Safer Internet Day, to discuss strategies for helping to ensure online safety, as well how to engage positively with social media. The Committee is also investigating the future provision of digital textbooks.
  3. The Diversity Committee is looking to bring issues such as anxiety, health and sexuality to the forefront, where a guest speaker is being looked into. The Committee is also looking at working with the Project Based Learning department to arrange for a day of pupil activities to celebrate Diversity Month in June.
  4. The Wellbeing Committee is exploring new ways to report issues with bullying and e-safety. This Committee has been collaborating with the Cyber Committee to devise a new online form pupils can use to report issues and concerns.

Should you have any suggestions or requests for School Council, please contact your nearest pupil representative or Mr Beckham