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(s) of the School Council.
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 –Carlisle Eden Mind, Amy’s Dementia Care and Eden Valley Hospice. 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. Forming a student panel who ‘grill’ the would be candidates and feedback to the Headmaster.
In September 2019 a new PE kit was introduced at NTS. This stemmed from school council feedback and requests for an updated yet affordable option.
Xander Clarke – Chair of the School Council