Student Council at Westfield Academy provides all students with the opportunity to have a say in how their school is run.
Student Council representatives from each year group meet up regularly with the head teacher and the governors to discuss their ideas about how the students themselves can make the school a better place on a day-to-day basis
Whether it is ideas about what they eat in the canteen, the school behaviour policies, end of year activities or to simply discuss any concerns or issues around the school, the students’ voices are heard.
Over the last few years, the Student Council has been working hard to make changes such as:
- Compulsory school ties for all Y7-Y11 students from September 2014
- Arranging and running the WW1 centenary day in July 2014
- Meeting up with Herts Catering and making improvements to the school canteen and the menu choices that are offered to students
- Publishing the first student-led Westfield Academy newspaper
The main aim of Student Council is to make sure that, as a school community, every person has the opportunity to be able to make an impact on what goes on in the academy.
Being a representative for Student Council builds a student’s confidence, their communication and interpersonal skills and allows them to be part of important processes that take place within the academy.
Ultimately it is the academy’s mission to inspire students to become engaged citizens, who care about the community around them and are willing to act to try and make changes for the good.