Academy Council

The Academy Council are democratically elected by their class members. Each child who would like to be a member of the council presents a manifesto that tells the class why they would like to be an Academy Councillor and the rest of the class then vote for the children that they would like to represent them on the council.

The children who are selected to be on the Academy Council attend an interview with the Head of Academy and the Academy Council Lead Teachers. One child is then selected from each class to be the Academy Councillor and the others are selcted to be Class Buddies, who support the school rules and wellbeing of children in the academy.

There is a Head Girl and a Head Boy selected from the nominations in the Year 6 classes. The Head Girl and Head Boy represent the academy to the local and wider community.

The Academy Council meet fortnightly to discuss current objectives and plan new ventures. The also meet with members of the community, including local PCSO’s and Neighbourhood Wardens. After the meetings the Academy Council feedback to their peers in class to inform them of their objectives for the next few weeks.

Academy Council Members 2021-2022

Head GirlKelsey-Leigh
Head BoyAli
Year 1 Academy CouncillorsZidane and Yusra
Year 1 BuddiesDari and Bayan
Year 2 Academy CouncillorsDestiny and Zayn
Year 2 BuddiesJuwairiya and Alia
Year 3 Academy CouncillorsAbeera and Melanie
Year 3 BuddiesMufliha and Inaaya
Year 4 Academy CouncillorsTaiwo and Zainab
Year 4 BuddiesSahil and Lacie-Louise
Year 5 DeputiesOmer and Cynthia
Year 5 BuddiesAlayna, Aleena and Ryan
Year 6 BuddiesAnya and Oliwier
Southmere Head Boy and Head Girl explaining about their important role in school

Academy Council Projects

Pen Pal Project with Brackenhall Court

This year the Academy Council have begun a Pen Pal project with a local partner school and are also sending letters to residents of the local residential care home, Brackenhall Court. Our children wrote letters about their usual day at school so these can be read by the residents. the residents will then be replying to the children’s letters.

Brackenhall Tyre Project

The members of the Academy Council will be working with residents of Brackenhall residential home to create tyre planters for their gardens.

Litter Picking Project

This half term the children of the Academy Council will be working with local PSCO’s and Council Environment Officers, to clean up our local area and raise awareness of the environmental consequences of litter.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

In January 2022 the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 members of the Academy Council received Anti-Bullying Ambassador training through the Diana Award.


The charity is set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. Their mission is to empower young people to lead that change through a range of initiatives which unlock their potential, inspire action and create opportunities, ensuring that no young person is left out or left behind.  

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will be launching a campaign to educate their peers about the 3 types of bullying and empower them to change the attitudes and behaviours of their peers.

Their first campaign action is a launch assembly on Monday 31st January at 9am. After that they will meet every Thursday at 1pm to work on their campaign. They will keep you up to date by adding their actions to this page.