Student Voice


Carisbrooke College has a vibrant student council that meets each week and consists of representatives from every tutor group and a member of the Isle of Wight Youth Council.

What is the purpose of the Student Council?

The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organising and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.

What does the Student Council do?

  • Raises money for charities by organising Mufti days. Charites supported in the past include The Wight Brainy Bunch, Children in Need, Red Nose Day, The British Heart Foundation and Mountbatten Hospice
  • Campaigns on issues close to the student body heart such as the environment. We had a successful poster competition to “Keep Carisbrooke Clean.” Our latest environmental campaign will see 120 trees planted in the Carisbrooke grounds.
  • SC Representatives attend conferences such as The Isle of Wight Youth Conference, which looked at higher education, and the UNLOC Leadership Conference.
  • Helped with a school wide survey on behaviour at school, both positive and negative, that fed into and helped form school policy (The Positive Behaviour Policy).

Do you have an opinion?

  • Are you learning enough?
  • What makes some lessons good in this school?
  • Is behaviour good enough in this school?
  • What would you like to see more of at school?
  • Do you want to be involved in decision-making?
  • Do you want to represent the school at events?
  • Do you want to be involved with charity fundraising?

If you have an opinion – you may be ideal as a student council representative!

You need to be:

  • Opinionated
  • Able to express your opinions
  • Able to listen to your tutor group and represent their opinions
  • Be confident enough to feed back to your class
  • Respected by your classmates
  • Represent the school in a positive manner

Elections are held in the first term of the academic year.  Any questions please see Ms Ryan in the Library.