Inverclyde Academy welcomes nominations from all S1 to S4 pupils interested in being involved in the pupil council. The aim of the pupil council is to allow pupils to get more involved in the running of their school. As well as taking on a group based project, they also run pupil drop in centers to listen to pupil concerns. At different stages throughout the year they get an opportunity to present their ideas to the school’s head teacher and senior management team.
In 5th and 6th year pupils are encouraged to become School Prefects. This means they get an opportunity to take on extra responsibilities and lead the school in many different ways throughout the year.
On the right of this page is a list of the ‘Pupil Councils’, ‘House Captains' and our ‘Head Boy and Girl’. Feel free to see who they are and what they are doing.
The dates of birth for eligibility for the coming session are:
· 1 March 1997 – 28 February 2001
(if a young person is 16 years of age of over before 30 September 2016 – they may be eligible from August 2016
If 16 between 1 October 2016 and 28 February 2017 – they may be eligible from January 2017)
The household income levels remain unchanged from those outlined by the Scottish Government from January of this year:
· Household income less than £24,421 (if 1 dependent child in the household)
· Household income less than £26,884 (if more than one dependent child in the household)
The new thresholds apply to all young people who fall within the EMA age eligibility outlined in the EMA application form and leaflet.
An application form can be obtained from the school office or the Council’s Customer Service Centre in Clyde Square, Greenock (01475 712844).