The Student Council meets half-termly and is chaired by one of the Senior Prefects on rotation. It comprises form representatives from each tutor group, chosen by election at the start of the academic year.
The Student Councillors contribute their views to a number of aspects of academy life, for example, facilities available at break and lunchtime, the charities supported by each faculty, trips and activities offered during AEE weeks and the memorial for a former member of staff.
The Student Council has led on a complete review of the lunch menu, contributing towards the design of a questionnaire, carrying out a consultation and sending representatives to meet with the catering company. This has led to a new menu taking full account of students’ preferences.
Harris Academy Morden joined the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme in January 2014 and now nominates winners each half-term. The award goes to students who distinguish themselves by their hard work, effort and contribution to the academy and winners can choose how to spend £200 within the Academy to benefit their fellow students.
The work of the Student Council is complemented by regular Student Voice interviews that give students the opportunity to feedback on their lessons and the support they receive in aspects such as literacy, numeracy and SEND.