Copthall’s Student Senate plays an active part in School Life.
The senate is made up of elected members of each form group in the school from Year 7 right through to Year 13 and it is the responsibility of the form representative to ensure that their groups views are heard at the senate and that outcomes and achievements are fed back promptly.
The Student Senate meets every Friday before school and these meetings help address whole school issues pertinent to the students and their learning experiences as well as their day to day well-being. The meetings serve as opportunity to voice any views or concerns relating to their experience of school. The meetings are a structured platform for discussion and feedback.
The Student Senate chooses its priorities at the start of the year and at present these are:
- School Environment
- Promotion of Cultural Awareness
- School Improvement
- Fundraising (Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital)
- Environmental Awareness and Impact Reduction
Over the last 12 months the Senate raised in excess of £500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital through a variety of events in the school and have worked with the we.schools organisation which has helped to set the direction of the Student Senate for the next 12 months. The Senate has also been part of the reworking of the school’s anti-bullying policy and has represented the student body a Governors’ committee meetings.