Widnes Academy elect representatives from each class to form the school council each year.
The Aims of the Council
Widnes Academy School Council are a voice which they will use responsibly showing respect and sensitivity for others; a chance to say what they want, knowing that they will be listened to and that their views will be seriously considered.
To give pupils an opportunity to share and exchange ideas with students in other classes and year groups.
To involve students in decisions about how the school is run.
To involve the whole school community in developing shared standards of behaviour and maintaining them.
The Widnes Academy school council 2023
School Councillors at Widnes Academy are elected by their class in the first half term of the new school year. Each child wishing to stand for election lets their teacher know, then completes a school council application form.Candidates read these out in front of their classmates, letting them know why they believe they would make a good councillor, and how they will best represent their class.
After this, the class vote and 2 Councillors are voted into office.
*Attend meetings and take part in the discussions
*Ask their classmates what issues, concerns and suggestions they would like to discuss at the Council meetings
*Talk to their class after the meetings to let everyone know what was discussed at the meeting.
*Help with projects and fundraising events throughout school which the council run
*Smart uniform and wear their School Council ID badge so that everyone in school know that they are a Councillor including visitors to our school
*Take notes during meetings
*Make a difference by being determined and committed
Here at Widnes Academy, our Anti-bullying ambassadors are chosen by our class teachers, based on who they believe has shown they can be trustworthy, open, dependable, approachable and a role model to other students.
The role of an Anti-bullying Ambassador is to help educate fellow pupils on bullying behaviour, to lead on anti-bullying campaigns, to promote a culture that celebrates difference and diversity, and to help keep their fellow students safe both online and offline.