Our Student Council provides opportunities for boys to learn about effective self-government, develop good communication skills and take responsibility for social and community development.
The Student Council is made up of two elected members from each of our three year groups – Middle, Senior and Day School. Councillors meet each half term, under the guidance of a facilitator, to consider issues raised by their peers. Councillors are expected to assume a responsible role in support of their peers throughout the school day. The Council looks at everyday aspects of the life of the school. It might also take on significant projects to bring about lasting improvement to the school; there is a current initiative to develop the school’s motor-cycling workshop facility.
Through the Student Council, boys are able to
- develop leadership and communication skills
- help foster a spirit of pride
- build supportive working relationships with each other and the staff team
- represent and express the personal views and interests of their peers to the benefit of the wider school community.
Membership of the Student Council is a sought after aspiration, common to very many pupils at St Edward’s. It promotes a ‘sense of belonging’ that we hope each boy shares with us. The positive contributions made by pupils serving the School Council are recognised and celebrated by all those involved with St Edward’s and are rightly considered a vibrant and successful aspect of our community.