This year saw the launch of the new Year and School Committees. The reason for the change was that the term "council" conjured up the wrong image for a group of young, motivated individuals who were keen to represent the school and help promote it to the community.
Students who wished to be part of the new committees had to first complete an application form, explaining the reasons why they felt they should be selected. The students came up with some excellent reasons for joining the committees such as; they wanted to be an ambassador for GSHS, they wanted to get involved with events in their community or they believed that they had some very important qualities such as being approachable, dedicated, committed and confident.
As part of the Year Committee, the members will be involved in activities such as; planning and running activities on charity days, representing the school within the community and encouraging their year group to get involved in events at school such as sports day, Yearovision, Game Show Night and bag packing. In addition to this, we hope that the students will participate in a mentoring scheme, help teachers better understand what helps students learn and suggest ideas to help us improve our school's behaviour system through a series of interviews.
The School Committee is made up of representatives from each Year Committee. The students involved in this are truly ambassadors of the school. Their role is to help the Leadership and Guidance Teams out with important decisions, talk to parents, prospective teachers, members of the community, governors and inspectors and develop some amazing life skills.
These committees are an exciting opportunity for members to learn and develop many valuable skills which will benefit them as they progress throughout school, and indeed, life.
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