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Pupil Councils
Each yeargroup has a pupil council with representatives from each class. The council discusses matters of importance to the school and matters related to the particular yeargroup. Topics at recent meetings have included pupil health and the way it is promoted in the school, learning and teaching, activities in school and in the community citizenship, homework, supported study, motivation, timekeeping, litter, recycling, and yeargroup social activities.
Councils raise topics as a result of conversation with classes, and outcomes from meetings are highlighted at year group assemblies.  Representatives from the senior council sit on Glasgow’s student council, which meets with the director of education and social work services, and representatives from various departments.
Meetings are formally conducted with a pupil chair and secretary, and minutes are kept. A staff adviser attends the meeting. This adviser is the head of year or Pastoral Care representative for the yeargroup.