Impact of Student Voice

Tamesin Quinn / Categories: News

Impact of Student Voice

Since September, our Student Council has influenced many decisions within the Academy.

The Academy's Student Council has been involving students in the decision-making process on a number of issues.  Since September, student feedback via the Student Council has led to a number of new initiatives: 

You Said  We Did
Whole school feedback suggested that students would like a sandwich bar facility added to the canteen to increases the range of sandwiches available.  

March 2015:  After a trial, we introduced a Subway-style sandwich bar into the canteen every Tuesday and Thursday.
 On the subject of options choices, students asked for a more realistic and accurate idea of what subjects would be like at Key Stage 4, especially those they had not done before.

March 2015: We introduced an 'Options Week' to include an 'Options Taster Day' and 'Options Fair' to enable students to experience new subjects, as well as talk to teachers and other students.
Students asked for more non-uniform days.   December 2014: The 'best' mentor groups in terms of perfect weeks win non-uniform days at the end of terms.
March 2015: To support Comic Relief we held a whole school non-uniform day for a £1 donation.

Students wanted more charity fundraising and to be able to choose their own charities to support. 

September 2014: Each year group selected a charity of their choice and events have been organised.  For example, Year 11 students vs staff football match for Alan Hennings Fund.

Students asked for more clarity on the Academy's bullying policy and also sanctions for fighting.  February 2015: We held a series of 'Standards and Expections' assemblies, sent a letter home to parents, and made the consequences of fighting in school clear.
**We will also be launching an anti-bullying text service to allow students to message staff anonymously about their concerns.

 Students asked for equipment to be made available from a central point.  March 2015: Pupil Services is now manned by prefects every morning before school and at break so that students can buy stationery, ties and planners.


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