Tutors encourage students to volunteer as candidates for an election to take place within the first weeks of September each year. Tutors encourage and help candidates to write a speech which includes:-
- Reasons why they would make a good Student Voice Rep
- What issues are important to them at school
After speeches, ballot papers are provided and voting takes place in tutor time. Tutors fill in a Returns form and deliver their results to Mrs Keily-Theobald. Winning candidates have their photograph taken and a copy attached to the tutor Student Voice notice board. Winning candidates also receive a certificate.
The elected representatives for 2019-20 are displayed in the school Reception area and meetings take place during lesson 1, every other Friday.
The Student Voice has had a number of recent successes, including:
- Changing the school uniform
- Regularly updating the lunch menu
- Organising a fundraising triathlon event
The Student Voice hopes to:
- Provide students with access to pet therapy
- Apply for funding to create a new bike track
- Organise regular, new fundraising events