Student council

Policy

The purpose of the student council is to give the pupils a voice and improve communication between pupils and teachers, the aim is to give them a positive role in school and ensure they are listened to and respected for their ideas and concerns, it involves the pupils in many of the decisions, which are made regarding day to day running and management of the school. Discussions/agendas at council meetings are minuted and put onto the agenda of Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings to be discussed/acted upon at management level.  Moreover it helps to develop social and learning skills in many areas such as speaking and listening, problem solving and decision-making.

The role of the Student Council

The main role of a Student Council is to promote the interests of the school and the involvement of students in the affairs of the school, in co-operation with the board, parents and teachers. In light of this the following are some of the key roles and responsibilities.

– To enhance communication between students, management, staff and parents
– To promote an environment conducive to educational and personal development
– To promote friendship and respect among pupils ­
– To support the management and staff in the development of the school
– To represent the views of the students on matters of general concern to them

The student council discusses and makes decisions regarding:
  • School rules
  • Anti-bullying approaches
  • Relationships
  • Care for school building
  • Games and activities at lunchtimes and after school
  • Behaviour and discipline
  • The environment of the school
  • Fundraising
  • Health and safety
  • Other relevant matters

Each September the children in their classes elect new members of the student council.

Student Council Representatives in School
Representatives
Statement
 abubaker
Abu Bakr Islam
Year 7
abubakr@londonislamicschool.org
Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. My name is Abu-Bakr Islam and I have been elected as the year 7 school councillor which I am grateful for. My three pledges to the school are:
1) To add another outdoor break after salaah.
2) Organise more educational and fun trips.
3) To add USB’s to sale from reception or tuck shop
Insha’Allah I will try to make these pledges a reality and listen to your requests. Any concerns please email me on my student council email address displayed at school.
 ibrahim amin
Md Ibrahim Amin
Year 8
ibrahim@londonislamicschool.org
 Alhamdulillah, I have been chosen by my class mates to be their student Councillor. InshaAllah I will fulfill my responsibilities and requests to represent everyone fairly in my role and be a link between students and teachers. My three pledges are:
1) To introduce air conditioning in all classrooms and halls.
2) To bring Islamic Studies in the morning timetable and national curriculum in the afternoon.
3) To finish school earlier on Fridays due to it being a Jummah day and end of the week.
ahsan
Md Ahsan Mahfuz
Year 9
ahsan@londonislamicschool.org
Alhamdulillah, I have been elected school councillor for the first time in my school, the 3 pledges I will be striving  to add in this school are:
1) To  add business studies as a subject to the school
2) To extend break time.
3) To decrease the price of the food in the tuck shop and add more variation.
 aadil sulaiman
Md Aadil Sulaiman
Year 10
aadil@londonislamicschool.org
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, my name is Aadil Sulaiman and I am honoured to have been elected by my class to be the year 10 student councillor. In-sha-Allah I will strive to meet all expectations of myself and be the best I can be. My three pledges are:
1) To try and allow phones to be kept with the individual who owns it during school hours.
2) To try and change the trouser rule so that we are allowed to wear something more comfortable.
3) To always be available to my class when needed.
yusuf
Md Yusuf Ali
Year 11
yusufali@londonislamicschool.org
 My name is Mohammed Yusuf Ali and I have been elected to be student councillor for year 11. One of the reasons why I’ve decided to be student council is that after the course of four years, I believe there are still some changes that are needed in this school. As part of my plans, I have come up with three pledges I will work towards:
1) During Tahfiz Enrichment Programme  time, I would like there to be a rota where students are allowed to go outside to have fresh air after being tired from reading for several hours
2) I would like to initiate the usage of interactive boards as  this may enhance the students learning due to the  clear and engaging method of teaching produced by the interactive boards (through the use of interactive software).
3) Lastly I would like to start the initiation of online registration. I believe that this will be very beneficial as this will increase the efficiency of finding out the percentage of attendance and punctuality. As a result, there will be fewer complaints coming in by the parents regarding the student’s attendance and punctuality.
I will also work with other councillors to increase the chances of completion of the minor objectives.
Monthly Meeting Dates 2017/18
  1. Wednesday 27th September 2017
  2. Wednesday 11th October 2017
  3. Wednesday 15th November 2017
  4. Wednesday 13th December 2017
  5. Wednesday 24th January 2018
  6. Wednesday 21st February 2018
  7. Wednesday 21st March 2018
  8. Wednesday 18th April 2018
  9. Wednesday 16th May 2018
  10. Wednesday 13th June 2018
  11. Wednesday 4th July 2018
  • All meetings will be held at lunch times that day, from 12.45pm – 1.25pm in the Maths Room
  • Students will be provided with lunch on the day to make it a working lunch and maximise the time during meetings.
  • If required, meetings will be continued on the following Monday

Please Note: The Student Council Meeting will not be accepted as an excuse for not doing homework or class work therefore Student Representatives must complete all missed class work as their homework.

Student Council Achievements
  1. Introduction of Indoor games. (Table tennis, pool, table football)
  2. Introduction of a Trip Request form which allows any student council member to request a class trip while undertaking the necessary research so leadership skills are built and the organisation of the trip is less burdensome on teachers.
  3. Introduction of curtains upstairs to replace the blinds.
  4. Introduction of cold lollies and ice pops in the tuck shop.
  5. Uniform – the ideas of options regarding the school thobe/kurta.
  6. Introduction of Lockers
  7. The idea of phones being allowed through a phone request form.
  8. Introduction of hot food being available at lunch times.
  9. Introduction of the ‘Our Choice Project’, where students raise funds to go towards something of their choice in school.
  10. Longer Summer Holidays
  11. Introduction of Art lessons
  12. Introduction of double P.E lessons
  13. Introduction of a reward system
  14. Reduction of the chewing gum fine
  15. Discipline policy review
  16. Introduction of swimming in P.E lessons