‘To Work together in inspiring other students to reach their full potential and bridge the gap between who they are and who they aspire to be’
This year, KS4 have set up a ‘Student Voice’ team with the help of the Pastoral team and the student community in an attempt to increase the influence that we, as students, have on the school and its community. Two students were elected from each Year 11 form class, who work closely with the Year 10 Student Council as well as the Sixth Form Student Council Prefects. More on that later!
The first thing we did was work on our mission statement. We felt that this was important in providing us with a clear direction in terms of what we want to achieve. We believe that everybody should have a role to play in supporting our community and that our input should be valued. We believe that students should have an opinion, a Voice through which they can express their thoughts on how the school can provide the best possible environment in which to develop us and prepare all students for the future. We are a school with students of burgeoning talent and potential which can be developed through enrichment activities and education. We believe it is important that this is initiated by students, for students and we aim to work together to make a difference in changing, developing and supporting what is happening in our school and in the wider community; we take this responsibility seriously.
Within our team, we have areas of responsibility and each person has a role to play in leading one of our monthly focus areas or otherwise contributing to the development of the student voice within our school community.
Monthly focus areas:
Our monthly focus areas were chosen after a session with the students in our key stage where we asked everybody what aspects of the school they want to see improved and which aspects they would like us to focus on. We intend to make each month about its respective focus area and one or more members of Student Voice are in charge of making each month as success.
● December: Sport and Physical Well-being
● January: Charity and Service
● February: Environment
● March: Healthy Lifestyle
● April: Tolerance
● May: Celebrating Achievement
Omar Lavatelli: Year 11 Student Council
Charlotte Lacy: Year 11 Student Council
Mia McShane: April Coordinator
Mubin Al-Manaf: Event Coordinator
Vanessa Wolf: January Coordinator
Salah Shaharuddin: Public Relations
Maria Santos: May Coordinator
Afiq Hatta: Enrichment Coordinator
Owen Goulding: December Coordinator
Valentina Garcia: March Coordinator
Roisin Lacy: Sixth Form Prefect Liaison
Natalia Garcia: Sixth Form Prefect Liaison
Sam Lynch: Year 10 Student Council
Raphaelle Tseng: Year 10 Council; February Coordinator
What we have achieved so far:
So far we have been involved in running our own charity Wider Learning Day and we have already raised money through various activities. We will be planning and organising our own charity week on our return for the Sixth Form induction week and hope to be able to make a big difference through our efforts. A group of KS4 students also attended the recent Fun Run at the Secondary Campus. We have prepared and led the recent assembly on the environment and are hoping to continue this work throughout the year working with members of staff to look at ways to support our environment in maintaining a ‘Green’ focus. Our focus this month is ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ so we will be looking at ways to promote this within the school particularly with the exams coming up where students will need to be able to balance the demands of the exams and revision with keeping fit and healthy.