Student Voice makes an important contribution to the life of the school community.
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
Last year students were involved in a number of areas:
School Community – peer mentoring, establishing our LGBT+ Society. Students also go into local primaries to work with younger students, reporting to the Senior Leadership Team on feeling safe in school.
Charities – including work with the Beaumont School Association, charity fundraising and the running of Rob’s Festival.
Teaching and Learning – feeding back to staff about classroom issues and reporting to Governors as part of departmental reviews.
EcoSchools – contributing to developing the school’s initiatives on recycling, energy and efficiency
During recent years students 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.
In 2018-19, each form from Year 7-10 will elect Student Voice representatives who will be attending meetings with the Senior Leadership Team. This will be an opportunity to feedback on discussions that have taken place in tutor time on matters affecting the students at Beaumont School.
The school’s Governing Body is closely involved in the continued development of Student Voice.