The Student Council play a key role at Ryedale School. They are the mouthpiece of the student body and give us the student perspective on a range of issues across school. The Student Council is a democratically elected body made up of one representative from each of the tutor groups. The Student Council is divided into four committees:
Teaching and Learning Committee:
We will be working with Mr Pepper and Miss Wallis to support the development of teaching and learning at Ryedale. We will support the school by giving our views about what works for the students and how our learning can be even better. This might be by conducting student voice surveys, suggesting new activities and topics or by helping evaluate new and innovative ideas that are introduced in school.
We will be leading on the work which the school will vote on, as to which charities we will support as a school. We will be working with Miss Wallis to plan interesting and fun ways that we can get the whole school involved so that we can raise money or collect goods for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
We will be at the forefront of promoting and raising awareness around a range of key dates and events that help to promote equality across the communities that we live in. Examples might include LGBT History month, mental health awareness week and International Women’s Day. We will work with Dr Williams to drive forward the already excellent work around equalities, here at Ryedale School.
Community and Cultures Committee:
We will be working with Mr Hopkins to make links with students and Student Councils in other schools to find out what it is like to be a student in a school that is different to Ryedale. We will also be thinking about how Ryedale School students can be more involved in our local community and extend the work that is already in place at Ryedale School, around links with other cultures and communities.
Whole School Issues
The Student Council support continuous improvement at Ryedale School. They are the link between the student body and the Senior Leadership Team. They regularly collect and then offer ideas and suggestions from the tutor groups.
They also support the school with:
- Student voice feedback on school catering
- Student voice feedback on school transport
- Student voice feedback on other relevant areas of school life
The students and staff have identified the following values that will help guide us in our relationships. These values help define who we are and how we see other people.
They help us celebrate our similarities and differences and they promote cohesion within the local and the wider community.
All members of the Ryedale Community aim to model and promote these values during tutor time, assemblies, lessons and extra-curricular activities.