Student Council

The Student Council, formed from students in Years 7 to 11, attend weekly meetings to discuss academy life and the wider community. It is a really important way for students to have a say in how the Academy is run and decisions.

The Student Council has participated in a wide range of events such as the Sunderland Youth Parliament debate, has introduced a carbon reduction scheme into the Academy resulting in whole school recycling and an eco-friendly canteen.

The Council is also involved in the recruitment process for new staff, often being part of a ‘student panel’ posing questions to candidates at interview.  The School Council has attended anti-bullying conferences and delivered assemblies to other students.

The students in the Student Council deeply value the skills they are developing and look forward to contributing further to Biddick Academy in the months to come. If you have an interest in joining the School Council. Please speak to your Form Tutor.


Message from Student Council

We would like to update you on the contributions we make to school life. We aim to ensure that all our peers have the means to share and voice their views on issues that affect them and our school.

Each week, students have the opportunity to discuss issues in Registration time which we have been able to continue virtually throughout lockdown. It is then our role, as student leaders, to share the opinions and ideas discussed. We then feed these views back the following week, via daily notices and staff meetings, so that trustees, staff and students are all aware of student views.

We would like to thank everyone for their contributions and we look forward to discussing more ways to improve in 2021, including developing our Curriculum Philosophy and looking at ways in which we can support the transition of our new Year 7 students over the summer term ready for September.

Student Council Spring 2021 Update

School Council Bulletin – Spring 2021

Student Council March 2021 Update

School Council Meeting – March 2021

Student Council February 2021 Update

So far we have focused on ways in which we could further improve the Biddick Academy website, our expectations of equipment and our expectations and opinions of our uniform. Additionally, we have looked at what we feel the roles and responsibilities should be of Junior Ambassadors and Senior Prefects as we look to develop and grow student leadership. Our proudest contribution to the community from Biddick Academy has been the making of a Christmas hamper for our local care home, St George’s, which was promoted and delivered by us. The hamper contained a number of treats for the staff and residents, as well as in excess of 300 hand-made, personalised Christmas cards. This was a testament to all of our students, who contributed cards and donations all in aid of our ‘Biddick Cares’ project.