The Gospel Oak School Student Council Mission Statement
Gospel Oak School is an inclusive learning community; rooted in respect, pride and aspirations. We are passionate about social justice and the right of all children to an excellent education regardless of their social background, ability, or any other potential barrier that may impede their learning. Successful education requires active participation from staff, students and governors of the school (and other schools within the Central Region Schools Trust), parents and guardians in the home, and members of the community. We believe that effective relationships are promoted through consultation, collaboration and open communication.
Purpose of the Student Council
The purpose of our student council is to encourage pupils to get involved in issues of concern to them in and around school. As a council, we focus on listening to the views of pupils from all year groups and we take responsibility for some aspects of school life. Put simply, the student council is a force for improving Gospel Oak School.
Having a Gospel Oak School Student Council helps us to improve aspects of our school community by exercising our rights and accepting our responsibilities. Our discussions and decisions will help to inform improvements to the school environment and our learning.
The student council is overseen by Assistant Principal Mrs Branford. We have representatives from each of the tutor groups in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 along with our Head Students, Deputy Head Students and Senior Prefects from the Gospel Oak Sixth Form. On a half termly basis, the student council meet to discuss issues alongside Mrs Branford focusing on areas such as teaching and learning, student support; the community and extra-curricular provision in the school.