The School Council

The ethos behind the school council at Cedar Hall School is to offer our pupils the opportunity to be heard, listened to and be actively involved in making decisions. During monthly sessions, each lasting 45 minutes, we discuss issues arising and aim to find solutions in order to help make Cedar Hall School a safe haven for all pupils.

Pupils have recently voted for two pupils to become Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and we are pleased to announce that Jamie in Year 11 will now act as Chair and Charlie also in Year 11 will act as Vice Chair. Each class is represented by a school council member who  attends the meetings. A booklet is provided for each class and should be used to write in any concerns and/or ideas. During the meetings we will then discuss any concerns mentioned in class.

We are trying to instill a sense of pride in our school council members by giving them a badge at the beginning of the school year and implementing that their behaviour should set a positive example for their peers. Photos of the individual school councillors are displayed in the hall.

We are striving to improve the relationship between pupils, teaching staff and parents/carers and are confident that by offering our pupil a voice we are on the right path.

Please feel free to view our most recent minutes - School Council Minutes

Cedar Hall Charity of the Year

The school council have recently decided to change the charity they support to 'SNAP' (they previously supported the 'Stroke Association' and raised a fantastic amount of money for them).

SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) has a centre in Brentwood that provides vital services for Essex families with children and young people who have special needs and disabilities. Children and young people come to their centre to enjoy play sessions, therapies and clubs and to use their multi-sensory room and specialist IT suite.

The school council will be looking for ways in which they can support this worthwhile charity and as always, they are grateful for any support that anyone else can also provide.