About Our Student Leadership Council (SLC)
At Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School we are very proud of our students’ involvement in the continued development of our school community. We provide the opportunity for students, in all year groups, to apply to be part of our SLC on an annual basis. The final group of 12 students are selected as pillars of our school community to uphold our gospel values and whole school ethos. Performing many roles as ambassadors of our school, they also provide support and a voice for all of our students. The group consists of a chair person and vice chair and positions are changed each term to make the most use of everyone’s unique skills and talents.
There are several teams within our SLC:
· Fabrics team.
This team leads the gathering of information about issues within the building, as well as matters concerning the school environment, and devises strategies to address them.
· Events team
This team leads the planning of all school events, publicises the work of our SLC and also organises fundraising activities.
· Spiritual team
This team consults with our Chaplaincy Group, which co-ordinates the spiritual and religious aspects of school life, and provides support.
· Communications team
This team is responsible for recording minutes of meetings and distributing them to all members as well as maintaining and updating our SLC page on the school website.
Anyone from Year 7 to Year 10 can apply at the beginning of each academic year for a position on our SLC. Students must complete an application explaining why they are suited for the role and why they would like to be a part of our SLC. They must also include two references – one from a member of staff and another from a peer. Applicants are then interviewed by our Head Boy and Head Girl in Year 13, who then make the difficult decision about which 12 students to select.
We hope that our new SLC is successful and that it has a productive year.
What we are doing
Since forming as a group just before October half term, we have been meeting every fortnight to discuss ideas and agree actions.
Currently we are:
1. Addressing individual points raised by students through meetings with form representatives.
2. Using the money raised by our annual sponsored walk to purchase playground seating.
3. Planning several Prevent activities for different year groups, which address a range of topics.