The school council makes a positive contribution to the school. Student opinion is sought on a range of issues. For example, governors seek students’ opinions of how well subjects are taught and areas for development as part of the school’s rigorous tracking and monitoring of teaching and learning - OFSTED 2014
Student Voice makes an important contribution to the life of the school community. Last year the student council were involved in a number of areas:
- Charities - including work with the Beaumont School Association, charity fundraising
- School Community – peer mentoring, work on campaigns such as anti-bullying, meeting with local councillors and Community police officers. Students also go into local primaries to work with younger students
- Teaching and Learning – keeping learning diaries, feeding back to staff about classroom issues
- EcoSchools – contributing to developing the school’s initiatives on recycling, energy efficiency etc
During recent years they have contributed to a review of lunchtime arrangements, uniform, school lunches, anti-bullying strategies, recycling and the equal opportunities policy relating to students. They have also contributed to the interview process for new staff, produced a student newspaper and organised significant fundraising events. They have presented their work at a Hertfordshire Student Voice Conference at the University of Hertfordshire each year in the Summer Term.
The school governors are closely involved in the continued development of Student Voice.