Witham St Hughs Academy strongly believe that pupil voice is a vital element of a successful school. As such, we have several ways in which pupils can share their ideas and opinions about their school and make a real difference.
Our school council is made up of representatives from every class throughout the Academy. Pupils are elected onto the school council by their peers and are expected to attend regular school council meetings and then feedback to their class. Our school council often choose to raise money for good causes and those less fortunate than themselves as well as initiatives that directly benefit our pupils.
Our school Eco Team are elected representatives from each class who care passionately about our environment. They campaign to raise awareness in school about important issues such as recycling, wasting water, the use of electricity and the ‘Global Goals’. The Eco Team care about their community and often go litter picking in the village as well as putting up posters to raise awareness.
International Links Council
Our International Links council work alongside our staff team to ensure pupils at Witham St Hughs Academy understand their links to the wider world. This team ensure that classes know about our link school in France and arrange projects such as exchanges of Christmas cards. The International Links representatives enjoy organising events within school to celebrate festivals around the world such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.
Our prefects are a team of specially chosen pupils from Year 6. These pupils have been chosen to represent their peers and support younger children within the Academy due to their exceptional manners, attitudes and personal development. Prefects ensure that our Academy values are upheld and are positive role models on the playground for all pupils.
Our mini police team undertook a rigorous application process and were elected by their peers for this role. They work alongside local PCSO’s to ensure that everyone in our school community feels safe and cared for. Their caps identify them on the playground and younger pupils can seek their help and advice when resolving conflict at break and lunch time.
Ministers for Food
Our Ministers for Food apply to our midday controller for their role and work one lunchtime per week to support our midday team. They help pupils coming in off the playground to ensure their hands are clean before they eat their lunch, ensure younger pupils know the meals they are eating and even help to clean up the hall at the end of lunchtime.