The School Council and other student bodies
The School Council is a representative body for the students at Woodbridge. It consists of 14 students: two from each of years 7-11 and the head students, who are representative of year 11 and the 6th form. These are elected by their respective year councils.
The Year Councils for each year group consist of 16 students (two from each tutor group). These are elected by the students in the tutor groups.
There is a meeting programme that ensures specific and relevant issues are discussed at all levels. For example, students undergo a consultation process during form time with the main points taken by the form reps to the year council. There is further discussion to establish consistent themes The year reps who sit on the school council are then able to present the views and thoughts of the year group with decisions made and action taken.
A number of issues and topics have been on the agenda this year:
· School expansion consultation and plans
· School environment
· Video conferencing with local schools to discuss common issues that affect students such as cyber-bullying, mobile phones and behaviour
These discussions have resulted in some key actions:
· Plans to expand and improve the existing canteen
· Plans to expand the existing sports hall
· Removal of plastic cups and issuing of school waterbottles to reduce waste and littering
· Network of local schools where ideas are shared and implemented.