Student Voice

Student voice is represented across the school, from year 7 to year 14.

The President’s and Vice President’s have been elected through democratic vote and are collectively responsible to lead weekly meetings and delegate tasks that have a positive impact (HAPI) within school.

Discussions will include

  • Academy rules
  • Facilities in school
  • Academy meals
  • Improving outside areas
  • Participating in the interview process of academy staff as appropriate

So far this year, sixth formers have began to develop a working group, that will mentor year 7 students in the use of De Bono’s Thinking Hats.

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The term started with an assembly which Glen delivered.

The assembly was all about having a positive impact (HAPI), so whatever anyone did always had a positive impact whether it was within the academy or for students on a more personal level.
Student voice adopted this theme in their weekly meetings to find ways in making a positive impact.

We got off to a dramatic and exciting start to the term. We had democratic votes in both secondary and sixth form to determine who would be presidents/vice presidents. Candidates in secondary worked hard to present their values and ideas on how they would lead Student Voice and after a short campaign we had two clear contenders who, when the votes were in became joint presidents for secondary; Eleanor and Dominic. Both Chloe and Lennon were voted in as vice presidents. They quickly became a strong team who lead their weekly meetings with enthusiasm. Sixth Form also had their votes with Joe becoming president and Tyler secured vice presidency.

So far secondary have had lots of ideas that they have pursued with rigour, especially around improving break and lunch times. They have approached Dan Wilson(PE Teacher) with lots of suggestions to introduce sporting activities in unstructured times. They have also provided Dan with lots of ideas around finding new sport resources and ways to raise the funds.

It is clear to say that Student Voice is having a positive impact within the academy and we are confident that our students’ skills have developed as a result of the proactive approach they are taking.

Student Voice have created a Parent’s Suggestion box – it’s on the desk at reception. Please feel free to pop a suggestion in, which we will discuss during the weekly Student Voice meetings.

Key Stage 3 and 4

Key stage 3 and 4 students have identified areas of the school that could be improved during break, lunch and after school clubs. Students are currently talking to the PE teacher and the after school club coordinator and are hopeful that their ideas will have a positive impact for all!

 

Sixth Form

Sixth form have had lots of ideas that they have pursued with rigour, especially around improving break and lunch times. They have approached Dan Wilson(PE Teacher) with lots of suggestions to introduce sporting activities in unstructured times.
They have also provided Dan with lots of ideas around finding new sport resources and ways to raise the funds.

Sixth Form has really pushed on and brought some ideas to the senior leadership team.
They have developed an action plan so that they can instantly see what they have planned.

In discussion they are extremely thoughtful on how they approach members of staff and to get their ideas and suggestions across.

Student Voice Rules