Student Council – building Trust and Wisdom.
As a faith school our student voice is valued deeply. As Headteacher, I am clear we need to make sure all opportunities to listen to our students are valuable and have meaning. Our councils are designed with a genuine purpose, to shape our strategy and to deliver real activities. This year our student voice has been involved in the following:
Year 8 House Captains and Sports Captains have organised;
- Two charity event days to support our school charity for this year and to inject some fun and competition into our house system. ‘Edwinstree’s Got Talent’ and ‘Edwinstree’s Strictly Come Dancing’ were huge successes.
- They have led the house competitions and supported the rewards system this year.
- They are currently planning their transition to Freman College and have designed the reward system, which is encouraging our Year 8s to stay at the top of their game in their final term with us.
A selection of students have met with all our external advisors to discuss some
or all of:
- Feedback and marking
- Collective Worship
- Learning within the school
- Mental health and well-being.
- Transition and how to support students through a time of change.
Our students have also had the opportunity to take part in organising key events for the school including:
- A Year 8 Careers Day.
- A Winston Churchill Day.
- Staying Well and Healthy Mind Day for Year 7.
- A clean up the River Rib campaign day.
As of next year, we have tied our Christian values into our Student voice groups and we are currently advertising with Year 7 to make sure that we develop the following leaders and support and listen to their voice in our decision making process:
- Compassion – mentors for tutor groups and anti bullying busters.
- Trust – reading mentors
- Justice and Hope – Restorative Justice Council
- Endurance – Sport Leaders
- Friendship – House competition and captains
- Service – lunch and break conduct
- Reverence – Collective Worship and prayer group.