This is now the second version of the Stimpson Shout and I hope that the first week was able to calm the nerves of Year 11’s after finishing a week of PPE exams and hopefully gave everyone a handful of revision tips that can aid them in the final weeks up to exams. However, this week, I thought it would be important to introduce the student council and explain how we are working to progress the school.
As you may be aware, the student council is made up of 4 House Captains, their deputies and 2 Peterborough Youth Council representatives. 2-3 times each half-term, each House in the school holds a School Council meeting where 2 representatives from each form are responsible for discussing the views of their form group. An agenda covering 4-5 points such as uniform, parents evening, the newsletter and the canteen are sent out and forms are given around a week to discuss their opinions. At the meetings, each of these issues are individually discussed and any feedback from students is noted. Behind the scenes of these meetings the student council meet with Mr Corner and Mr Erwin on a fortnightly basis to forward on this feedback whilst discussing any potential ideas for the future, this half term alone the wheels have been set in motion for a variety of exciting improvements to the school.
Judging from the exceptional turnout at all the school council meetings, it’s safe to say that as a community we are all working hard to not only improve the school but to ensure positive feedback on these improvements and about other students/staff are always voiced. It really is remarkable to see how each member of this school works together, and the student council would like to thank all of you for your endless support and dedication to helping us, because without this support we simply could not work.
Each member of the student council has taken the opportunity to write a small introduction to who they are and what they aim to do:
Tayla Nagle – Success House Captain – “I joined the student council to help to improve the school but I am always here to offer support to everyone during their time at school. If you ever have any issues about how the school can be improved or any feedback at all, please email me and I will try my best to pass your messages on”
Erin Leahy – Success Deputy House Captain – “This year I'm fortunate enough to be part of the school council discussing future changes for the school and involving students on these changes. My aim for this year is to include the views of the whole school on student council decisions. My aim is for the school to get furtherly involved in charity events and raising money is also a main aim for the progressing year"
Emily Hale – Excellence House Captain – “My aim is to listen to you all, improve the school to improve your future but most importantly try to make the school are happier and more positive place! You can always come and speak to me if you have a problem, or just fancy a chat!”
Laura Griffin – Excellence Deputy House Captain – “Throughout my two years on the student council I aim to get to know everyone in the house as an individual and create and approachable atmosphere where you feel you can confide in me no matter the situation and no matter the time, I want to make sure every student, in excellence house and the other 3, has their voices and opinions heard.”
Sundas Mushtaq – Integrity House Captain – “My aim as a house captain and as a student at Ken Stimpson is to help as many students as I can and help make improvements that will benefit the school in the long run. Please feel free to email me or approach me in person with any problems or views you may have and I will do my best to help you. Thank you!”
Amie Johnson – Integrity Deputy House Captain – “Whilst pursuing this role, I aim to achieve as many of the ideas raised by school council as possible, in order to show that form rep’s and all other students voices and ideas will be heard! I would also like to introduce some of my own ideas that I think would greatly benefit our school”
Kayla Green – Aspire House Captain – “Currently, I am House Captain of Aspire House. Within my role I have introduced many new ideas to try and make form time more enjoyable for students. Previously activities such as Feel Good Friday's and Family Fortunes were a great success. This half-term we have introduced an inter-form debate with myself, Mrs Purdy and Mr Walji judging these which are going very well and students are really getting into the topics. “
Year 12 Student - House Captain