The Student Council was relaunched in 2020 with a focus on improving the school experience for every student in Murray Park School and in order to ensure that the student voice is heard and incorporated into our school. There are 23 students involved in the School Council, with each year group represented, and each student was asked to write a letter of application explaining why they wanted to be a part of the council. This year saw a record number of applications with 76 students submitting letters of application.
The School Council meets once per half term with an agenda sent out and added to by the students before each meeting. The students also have a Microsoft Teams group, which was created to allow the students to share ideas in advance of meetings and put forward agenda items. The student voice has already led to more seating areas being provided outside and the next elements on the agenda for 2021 include how to provide more choice of hot food and how to continue to improve the awareness of the LGBTQ+ community.
Reasons for joining the School Council
“I wanted to join the School Council, because I wanted to actually get involved with the school and try to help.”
“We wanted to be on the School Council because our experiences of Year 7 and Year 8 have helped us to understand what advice younger years would need and we want to provide that help to them”.