The School Council
All students in school have the opportunity to express their opinions and share their ideas through the School Council.
Each year group elect two candidates to be their representatives on the School Council.
The aims of the School Council are:
- To involve the whole school community in developing and maintaining shared standards of behaviour.
- To improve communication structures at every level within the school.
- To encourage pupils to become partners in their own education and make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos.
- To promote responsibility and build self-esteem by involving pupils in decision-making.
Each form elects two representatives to lead discussions within form time. These representatives meet as a Year Council once per half term. A summary of the meetings go to the School Council for further discussion and action.
School Council have dialogue with members of the school’s senior leadership team and governors.
This year, students have considered the following Big Ideas:
- What is bullying at Davenant and what is the best way for it to be dealt with?
- How can we celebrate our diversity?
- What motivates you to learn?
Davenant also participated in the Epping Forest District Council’s Youth Council elections resulting in two candidates, Finlay Jordan & Alexander Theodorou, being appointed for a term of two years.
Year 7 and Year 8 Form Representatives were responsible for organising their form to run a stall at the school Christmas Fair.
Currently the School Council are working on a long term project to collect old curriculum textbooks for use in Africa.
The School Council is coordinated by Alison Hodgkinson.