St Cuthbert's Student Council

St Cuthbert’s Student Council is made up of 2 children from each class from Year 2 to Year 6, as well as the Head Girl and Head Boy and deputy Head Girl and Boy.

At the beginning of each school year, children are encouraged to stand for election to the Student Council and are invited to produce posters and give a short presentation to their peers, outlining the reasons why their classmates should vote for them. Elections then take place in the form of a secret ballot.

The elected members then have their own ballot to elect the officers: Chair Person, Vice Chair Person, Secretary and Treasurer. The Student Council meets up once a week for half an hour to discuss items on the agenda with the support of Mrs Ramplin. If other children have something they want the Student Council to discuss, they can approach their class representative who will bring the matter to the attention of the Council.

One of the main roles of the Student Council is to help others less fortunate than us by fundraising for charities such as NSPCC, Samaritans’ Purse and the People’s Kitchen. The Council updates the school community on its most recent achievements at regular intervals, usually in assembly time.

The Head Teacher also asks for our support in new initiatives (for example the Lunch Band Scheme) and as well as this, the Council uses surveys and questionnaires to gather the ideas and thoughts of the pupils in school on a variety of matters such as playtime equipment. Mrs Ramplin oversees the work of the Student Council and facilitates their meetings.