Student Voice

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School Council

Our School Council is an essential element of our school with a focus on ensuring all students have a voice. It consists of two representatives from each year group. The representatives are elected by their peers at the start of every academic year. The School Council meet once every 4 weeks 

Form Representatives

Each year group also has their own strand of the School Council which consists of Form RepresentativesTwo representatives from each formeet weekly, The School Council organise and agree the agenda with students from Years 7-11 and Year 11 students chair School Council meetings. We empower the School Council to make a difference in the academy so that their words can achieve change.  

Action Groups

Each year group creates Action Groups who work to improve areas of the school that they feel are important to them, Action Groups usually evolve because of issues brought up at Form Representative and School Council Meetings. Students explore a wide range of topics including those linked to our school improvement plan:  developing an ambitious curriculum for all, high standards and high expectations and a well led and well organised school. 

We regularly consult with students on our student focused policies, including our uniform, behaviour, safeguarding and bullying policies. We also consult with students when we set our strategy for the academy and the Senior Leadership Team is represented at School Council meetings to hear their thoughts and views about the academy.  

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Action Groups

Each Year group create Action Groups who work to improve areas of the school that they feel are important to them, Action Groups usually evolve because of issues brought up at Form Representative and School Council Meetings. Students explore a wide range of topics including those linked to our school improvement plan: achieving excellent education, most effective support, exceptional personal development and well run and well organised school. 

We regularly consult with students on our student focused policies, including our uniform, behaviour, safeguarding and bullying policies. We also consult with students when we set our strategy for the academy and the senior leadership team formally meet students every half term to hear their thoughts and views about the academy.  

Smart School Council & Class Meetings

Our School Council is supported by the Smart School Council who aid with Class Meetings and DebatingThis ensures each student has a voiceThe class meetings allow us to reach out to all students to hear their opinions and thoughtsThey also enable the School Council to focus on the things our students feel are important 

Home Debate Club

Supported by the Smart School Council.  The Home Debate clubs allows groups of students and families to engage in structured debates that are current and important to young people and their communities 

Student Union

Sandbach College Students’ Union (SCSU) are an ambitious student driven team, who are the voice of Sandbach College students. We are a community who represent the diverse and vibrant range of students who study at our college. We work hard with you to make this college a safe and enjoyable place to be!  

We meet every two weeks to discuss and feedback on matters around college and what we can do to bring about the changes that you want to see.  

Our Vision

  • Promoting the interests and wellbeing of Sandbach College students during their course of study  
  • Providing social, cultural, and recreational activities as well as forums for discussions and debate for the personal development of fellow Students  

Our Achievements

  • Successfully set-up a recycling scheme within the college, which includes turning our used crisp packets into blankets for the homeless.  
  • Organise and run inter-form competitions and college events, such as our annual Christmas Quiz!  
  • Set-up and run a range of societies to enrich students' time at Sandbach College. To name a few; Debate Club, Medic Society, Film Society and College Sport Club.  
  • Last year we raised over £500 for Alder Hey Children's Charity through the completion of a charity skydive.  
  • This year we are raising money to provide each Year 13 with a 'NightCap' drink spiking prevention device along with donations to Epilepsy UK.  
  • Through student voice we have; driven changes to our canteen menu, provided a free room timetable for private study, got a kettle & microwave for the common room as well as attended regular meetings with the College Team.  
  • Lead the celebration of our diverse community through assemblies on mental health & wellbeing, Black History Month as well as Pride!