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.
Recently, students had the opportunity to hold a Zoom call with Baroness Bennett who served as a leader of the Green party and is a member of the House of Lords. The School Council also visited the Houses of Parliament and attended a workshop on laws and debating.
Davenant participated in the Epping Forest District Council’s Youth Council elections resulting in six candidates being appointed for a term of two years. Youth Council representatives attend School Council meetings to provide an active link between Davenant’s students and youth across the district.
The School Council is coordinated by Alison Hodgkinson.