School Council

Caldew School Council has over 100 members this year led by three School Council Chairs who are members of our sixth form community.   There are 2 elected representatives per form group and these pupils sit on their Year Council.  Year Councils meet a few times per half term and discuss a range of topics including fundraising and teaching and learning.  Students are encouraged to share their views with their peers via conversations in form groups which their reps can feedback to their Year Council.

Each year group also has democratically elected year reps who sit on the Whole School Council alongside staff and a member of the school's governing body. The Whole School Council meets once per term to discuss the views of the whole student body and this is fed back to the school's senior leadership and governors.

This year the School Council have a number of avenues of focus including: 

  • Teaching and learning reviews
  • Fundraising 
  • Promoting the School's values
  • Engaging in the local community
  • Building links with Carlisle Youth Council
  • Reviewing Sustainable practises at the school 
  • Developing student awareness of mental health

School Council 2018-19


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Staff have high expectations for pupils’ and students’ behaviour and learning. Pupils and students behave well in lessons and around the school site. They are polite to each other and look out for others in the school.

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have made significant progress in improving the school since the previous inspection. They have focused on creating a broad and ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted 2022

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022