What is Student Voice? Student Voice is a way for students to express their opinions and for their voices to be heard about school matters. Student Voice has been running at SWCHS for ? Years. 3 voices overseen by 3 Co-ordinators (teachers) and Mrs Dale (Asst Head)
3 Voices BLUE – Teaching and Learning GREEN – Environment and Community PURPLE - Wellbeing
The Perfect Student Voice Student What skills/attitudes/ talents do you think a student voice student HAS and will LEARN? * Please DRAW the features onto the body outline
Listening skills Reports back NB: There is a reason I am a Business teacher and NOT an Art teacher! Kind, volunteers, wants to make a difference Thinks on their feet Lends a helping hand Aware of what is going on Voices their views Rolls up their sleeves & mucks in Brain Power
Mission (Im)Possible! Watch Video from assembly.
Student Voice Structure Each form has 1 rep for each Voice. – Total of 50 Blue/Green/Purple reps across the 5 years – From this – there are 12 ‘Executive’ reps Meetings with the Co-ordinator are held each half- term. Reps report back to their forms using minutes, discuss points, collect ideas/views for next meeting. Points are discussed and actioned. Years 7 – 9 meet Years 10 – 11 have Committee Meetings, a new initiative this year
‘We have complied information from the comments the student body made, within form groups, about marking and feedback and put it into this booklet. We hope that you will find it useful and perhaps even use it for when you are marking work in the future. There are separate pages for marking work from each year group to show how each felt specifically about feedback. We would like to thank all of the students of SWCHS for their input into what we think is a really important document.’
What can you do? If your child is a Student Voice Rep – encourage them to be pro-active with their role, take it seriously and get involved. If your child isn’t a Student Voice Rep, they can still get involved. The ideas start with them! For changes to be made we need ALL students to get involved, whether this is fund- raising, making their view heard or volunteering. SWCHS OFSTED Report 2012: ‘They (students) take enormous pride in their school.’
Question and Answer Session Any questions? Please can you fill out the Questionnaire before you leave. Many thanks!