The Foreland Fields School Council was re-launched in December 2015.
A school council is a group of pupils and students elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with leaders and other staff within their school. The school council can also take forward ideas and suggestions on behalf of their peers, and be involved in the planning of the school and some staff appointments.
Any pupil or student interested in becoming a member of the School Council was asked to prepare a manifesto which was shared with others from their department. All pupils across the school then had the responsibility for voting members onto the council.
Currently the school council has 12 members, three from each department of the school.
Meetings are currently held around every 2-3 weeks. This is due, in part, to the council's involvement in the move of school. It is planned that meetings will, in future, be held once every term – 6 times a year.
All meetings have an agenda, which is distributed to all members prior to meetings, and minutes are kept of meetings to refer back to. All minutes are presented in Communicate in Print in order to ensure they are accessible to pupils and students.
Members initially decided on a school action plan which they are currently working their way through.
These are the focus of current meetings.
The school council also had the responsibility for voting on the name for the new school.