The College Council is made up of representatives from every year group and every House within the College. In addition the Head Boy and Head Girl sit on the College Council.
The Council meets on a monthly basis, to discuss issues which are important to pupils and to consider ways in which the College can be improved from a pupil perspective. The Council also seek opportunities to learn about local and national democracy, including an annual visit to the Council Chambers in Cannock and the chance to meet local politicians and officers of the Council.
The Council seeks to listen to pupils and to represent views to the people in the College who can make a difference. The College invites members of staff to come and speak to them so that they can discuss important issues during the year.
2015/2016 Issues raised to date:
|You Said||We did|
|Improve the Canteen Food and More Variety||The College Council met with Aspens the catering company to raise your issues about the variety and cost of food provided. Aspens are going away to prepare a food plan which includes the foods which you said you would like to see in the canteen. Update: College Council met with alternative suppliers and had an input into the selection of Shire Services as our new catering provider. Feedback so far indicates that the quality of the food in September 2016 has improved significantly.|
|Toilets - Air freshners needed, a general paint and spruce up||Air freshners have been provided in all of the toilets. The toilets are being painted over February half-term and the College is reviewing whether it is possible to have a total refurbishment.|
|Lunchtimes - need to be longer to allow all pupils to eat their lunches||The Leadership Team will consider this for September next year. In order to make it better lunchtime supervisors have been told not to rush pupils during their lunches.|
|Notices - each tutor group to have a form monitor||All Heads of House and Tutors have been asked to ensure a monitor is appointed for each form and notices are read.|
|Repairs in some areas of the College.||The specific areas mentioned are being looked at by Mr Barker and the site team.|
|New benches for eating outside||Five new benches have been purchased and will appear in the next few weeks.|
|The presence of seagulls makes it impossible to eat outside||Imitation birds of prey have been purchased and appear to be putting the seagulls off visiting our playground.|
|Air freshners in changing rooms||Air freshners have been provided in changing rooms|
|More variety in after school clubs||This is being reviewed by Mrs Shakespeare as part of Magis provision.|
|Leavers jumpers for Year 11||Year 11 representatives will meet with Mr Carne to discuss designs.|