The Student Council is built up of 31 dedicated, passionate individuals from across all year groups.
The Student Council hold weekly meetings in the library and are facilitated by the Librarian. Each meeting follows a predetermined agenda which covers topical discussions, student council roles and responsibilities, forthcoming events and any concerns that students may have. Once a month the students take part in a workshop delivered by a youth support worker from the Carlisle Youth Council team.
Everything the Student Council do is fuelled by the Academy’s core values of ambition, confidence, creativity, respect, enthusiasm and determination. The students want the best possible outcomes for themselves and their peers and always strive to lead by example. The council members show respect for students and staff alike and act on the students’ behalf, ensuring that their voice is heard within the Academy.
This year the Student Council have been instrumental in the recruitment of numerous members of staff, have represented the Academy in many meetings and visits and have raised awareness on issues such as bullying, mental health and support for the LGBT+ community. The Student Council are also proud to be leading on the Academy’s SMSC programme and have already created numerous displays and planned exciting events.
This term the students are focussed on appointing a Head Boy and Head Girl. This will be done through an authentic diplomatic process, demonstrating commitment to British values.