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The Student Council is a group of students who act as the official voice of the the student body .The Council discusses and decides on issues that matter to the students and are important to the whole Academy giving students the chance to make a real difference to the smooth running of Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. It encourages students to be active citizens by building self-confidence; learning how to treat others; making decisions and developing leadership responsibility on behalf of the student cohort.
The Student Council is divided into 3 sections, the 'Lower House' for KS3 students, the 'Upper House' for KS4 students and the'Senate' for KS5 students. Each group meets once a month to discuss any issues and concerns. The Lower House is chaired by the Deputy Head Girl and Head Boy. The Upper House is chaired by the Head Girl and the Deputy Head Boy. The Senate is chaired by a Coordinator of Post 16. There are representatives from each tutor group in every year, so everyone has a chance to become involved and have their say. As well as representing students' views they also take a leading role in several Academy fund raising events, such as the Summer Fayre. Dr Macaulay as Principal meets monthly with the Head Girl, Head Boy and their Deputies and also separately with the School Council to progress ideas. In addition, the daily Student Focus Group meetings which the Principal holds with small groups of students from across the Academy, are fed back to the student leadership teams and staff who use the suggestions to review a wide range of Academy provision.