Student Voice Update – January 2019

Andy Morfett | |

Student Voice continued through the first term of this academic year, with Student Pastoral Panels taking place for each year group in school. Form reps attended, along with Year Leaders and the Student Support Co-ordinator, and they brought along items for discussion as raised by their fellow students. As a result, each meeting had a different perspective – sometimes Year 11 issues are different from year 7 and so on.

Outcomes are shared with students, and with staff, and with parents and the wider community via this website. We promise to listen to and consider all that students tell us, and where possible to implement changes for the better.

Last term matter raised by students included: support with exam revision, queuing and the menu in the canteen, arrangements for Sports Day, provision of seating areas and bins, and issues around homework.

Students also provided feedback on school initiatives from last term, including Anti Bullying Week, school charities, and LGBTQ issues.

Next steps:

In the Spring Term we will be using a different approach to getting our Student Voice, by carrying out online surveys, which will be sent out to all students. This allows for specific questions to be asked, covering a range of areas, and provides a much larger statistical sample of views across the whole student population. A summary of those results will appear here in due course.

Also, building on our Student Governor Panel meetings from last year, this will continue, but in a new format, where a group of students and school governors will work together to find ways to give greater prominence to the role governors play in the life of the school, and to consider further ideas for collaboration in the future.