​​​​​​​​Policies / Information​ - Student Council

The Student Council is incredibly important to the Academy.   It is an opportunity for students to have a voice in the running of the academy, it gives us the chance to consult with pupils on ideas and it serves as a seeding ground for future leaders. Our students have to run for election by campaigning, creating manifestos, making speeches, producing posters and even making video clips. The whole academy, including their peers and staff, vote for their Student Council Representatives who then serve for a one year term on our Student Council.

The Student Council has a voice in Teaching and Learning, the day-to-day functioning of the school, the production of planners, the curriculum and a wide range of topics that affect the Students. Students also feedback to their peers and listen to their thoughts in order to represent them to the best of their ability. The Student Council also receive training on leadership skills and take part in activities to further understand how wider democracy works.

The Student Council also have a big say in how we deliver British Values through our curriculum and through the democratic process of the way we form the council itself.  They also take part in a wide range of activities involving the local community and have recently attended and contributed to a Wakefield Council Budget Meeting and worked with Wakefield Together and the Castleford Heritage Trust on events and developments affecting the local community.