School Council

Each year group, from Year 7 to Year 10, elects two representatives to sit on the School Council, which also included our Head Boy and Head Girl. The School Council meets regularly throughout the year to discuss the issues that are important to all pupils, and they report any concerns or suggestion to the SLT Pupil Voice link. The Council also meets each year with a representative from the school caterers, Mellors, to work together to improve the service they offer.

Members of the School Council take part in the Archdiocesan Schools’ Partnership scheme, in which Holy Cross is partnered with another school in the Archdiocese. A small group of pupils and staff visit each other’s’ school and gain valuable insights into the day-to-day life of a different school community.

Make Your Mark

Each year the school takes part in the national Make Your Mark campaign, voting on the issues young people would like to have discussed by the UK Youth Parliament. Following the 2018 ballot, which took place in October, the following issues are prioritised for discussion when the Youth Parliament convenes:

  • Put an end to Knife crime
    Too many young people’s lives are lost to knife crime; the Government need to do more to help end the knife crime epidemic.
  • Mental Health
    Mental health services should be improved with young people’s help; and should be available in schools.
  • Equal Pay, Equal Work
    Give young people the same amount of pay, if they are doing the same work as adults in the same job.
  • Tackling Homelessness
    Every person should have a place to live and the opportunity to live comfortably. Let’s make it happen and put a stop to homelessness.
  • Votes at 16
    Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all elections/referendums.