The School Council is the official forum for student voice at The Nelson Thomlinson School.
Each of the 50 Year 7-13 Tutor Groups elects a representative who becomes a School Council member. Each representative then attends monthly Council meetings which are chaired by Mr Beechey, the Assistant Head and the elected Chair of the School Council. Agenda items for the meeting are put forward by students and following each meeting minutes are distributed to every Tutor Group, with student representatives passing on the details to their peers.
Any matters raised at meetings are treated seriously. Issues are discussed by the school’s SMT and are acted on accordingly.
The School Council decides on key issues such as which charities should benefit from student fund raising activities. This year three charities were nominated –Winston’s Wish—giving hope to grieving children, Teenager Cancer Trust and Mind—mental health charity. Money raised from our annual Founders celebration at St Mary’s Church funds these main charities.
School Council members also take part in the interview process for new staff to the school.
This year the School Council is hoping to tackle some issues which are current in modern day society at the moment. These are to include mental health issues and focusing more on recycling within school. They are hopeful the pupils at NTS are willing to aid in accomplishing these goals and make the 2019-2020 school year the best we possibly can.
Elysha Cockbain and Oliver Hartley-Graham, Joint Chair of the School Council