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Student Council

The Student Council is the students’ voice for change within Helston Community College.

The council consists of two representatives from every year group as well as the member of staff with responsibility for student voice. Other members of staff are invited along to meetings to contribute to relevant agenda items. The Head Boy, Head Girl and Student President also sit on the Student Council. The representatives are elected every term or year by their fellow students.

The Student Council meets every half term to produce useful feedback on the current college experience of their year group to Governors and the college leadership team. They list positive experiences, discusses issues of concern, along with developments which the leadership team are seeking student feedback on, and try to find workable solutions. This process means that, with the consistent support of the college staff, real change to the working life of the college do take place. Prior to the full council meeting, representatives in each tutor group have a discussion with their peers, the year reps then discuss and prioritize the relevant points in year team meetings. This means that every student’s voice is heard. After the meeting, the minutes are distributed to the Senior Leadership team for discussion and/or action. The outcomes are reported back to the members, who then report back to their year groups.

The Student Council is also at the forefront of some exciting college initiatives, such as the recent launch of the British Heart Foundations trial of healthy vending machines in the College.

The School Council offers a valuable opportunity for students to interact with each other and with senior members of staff and is vital to giving the students, the essence of any school, an input into improving life at Helston Community College.

Student Council Constitution

The Constitution was produced over a period of around 8-9 months, requiring  four drafts before finally being adopted. It was a combination of efforts from the 2012/13 and 2013/14 College Councils. The students who made significant contributions included the likes of Ellis Boase, Kloe Swain, Blake Brown, Charlotte Laity and Steven Lewis.

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