Our School Council

School Council is an integral part of the school community, supporting the Catholic Ethos and fundamental British Values. The School Council ensures that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and allows them to demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as, a School Council whose members are voted for by the pupils.

It also gives pupils an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected by law as-well as an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination. It allows pupils to have an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself, (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

The School Council at Cardinal Newman meets about once a month and begins the meeting with a prayer. The agenda is then addressed and led through by the elected Chair Person. The points are raised and discussed democratically and often a vote takes place to find the outcome of the matter. Minutes are kept for each meeting, so there is evidence of what is discussed. The minutes are fed back via our you said, we did board located on the main corridor. The School Council has supported and is supporting various charities in school, through various fundraising events, up-holding the true traditions and values of Catholic Ethos and British Values.

Christian Ledden Year 11 School Councilor

I have been Deputy Chair and Chair, I bring a lot of experience to the School Council, please bring your ideas and views to me and we can share them at our meetings.

Euan Gardner - Chair Year 10

Last year I was Deputy Chair, this year I have stepped up to Chair. I am looking forward to chairing meetings with the other School Councillors and putting your ideas forward.

Jasmine Piekacz - Y10 Deputy Chair

I will be supporting Euan in his role as Chair, if Euan can't attend then I will step in for him. I'm super excited about discussing your ideas at our meetings, please come and find me if you need to discuss anything.


Isla Stabbins Year 10 - Secretary/Treasurer

My name is Isla, and I am one of your year 10 representatives. I want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to work together to improve our school and to have their say in how that's done. If there is anything on your mind you'd like to see changed, come and let me know. I am the Secretary so I take the minutes for the meetings, and these can be found on our website.

Milly Pomfrett Year 9 - Events Manager

The School Council will be involved in events over the School year, it is my role to co-ordinate these and ensure all goes as plan. I'm excited to represent my year group and share your ideas.

Szymon Romotowski Year 8 ICT/Website Co-Ordinator
I'm Szymon, your year 8 School Council representative and I'm here to listen to your views and use them to help make some key decisions. I am also the ICT coordinator on the Council, so I keep the Web page updated. My aim is to ensure all students are happy and fulfilled at school and the learning environment is positive and full of opportunities.

Thomas Vinod Year 9 - Eco-Warrior Manager
Hello, my name is Thomas and I'm your Year Nine School Councillor, I'm looking forward to listening to your views and ideas and putting them forward at our meetings to make Cardinal Newman High School a place where students are listened to. I'm also the Eco Warrior Manager on the School Council, so as an Eco Warrior I can bring the ideas we discuss to the School Council, so we have a platform. It's important that we look after our environment, and any ideas you have on this please come and discuss with me.

Chiamaka Ikeh - Year 8 School Councilor
This is my first year elected on to the School Council, I'm so pleased to be representing you. Please find me in the library if you have any ideas, you'd like putting forward to discuss at our meetings.

Nevan Sherratt Year 11 School Councilor
Hi, my name is Nevan, I've been on the School Council for several years and have been a keen member of the library team. I have been a member of the Eco-Team and care deeply about the environment, so if you have any ideas on what we can do to make our environment a better place please come and speak with me.

Ana Walsh Year 9 - Recruitment Manager
Hello, my name is Ana and I'm one of your Year Nine representatives and the Recruitment Manager, this role involves being the lead in interviewing for staff. I was voted by my year group democratically to listen to your views and put them forward at our meetings. I want our school to be the best and for that to happen you need to be happy. Please come and share your ideas with me.


Tom Kane Year 11 - School Councilor
I'm proud to be a School Councilor and serve my school community, we liaise with the Head Teacher at our meetings so we can share your views and ideas.


Harriett Taylor Year 7 School Councilor
Harriett Taylor here at your service, as one of our four values is Service, I’m here to serve and listen to my Year Group. I can’t wait to get your ideas going in school.

Lilly Redmond Year 8 Canteen Co-Ordinator
Hello, my name is Lilly, and I am the representative for Year Eight. If you have any issues, then please come, and speak to me. I want to ensure that all students are comfortable with their environment. I am also the Canteen Co-ordinator, so I work closely with Carol and her kitchen staff to ensure you get the best food and service. If you have any questions or ideas around this, please come and speak to me.

Gayathri Nair Year 7 School Councilor
Hello, my name is Gayathri, I love to help people and ensure they are happy and have their ideas listened to. Please come and find me if you have any ideas, you want us to discuss.


Chloe Cripps Year 7 School Councilor
Hello, I’m Chloe Cripps, one of your Year seven School Council representatives, I’m also a School Librarian, I can combine the two roles to make the school a place where your values and ideas are shared.