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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Student Voice

At Rooks Heath we value our learners as invested members of the school community. Our Student Voice structure aims to provide opportunities, via participation or representation, for their ideas and opinions to be heard and, where appropriate, considered by the leadership team when decisions are made.

In order to promote long term democratic engagement, and encourage active citizenship, our Student Voice structure allows for highly visible consultation that leads to tangible outcomes.

The aims of our Student Voice program include:
•    sending a powerful message that young people of all ages are citizens too
•    recognising young people as major stakeholders in society with important contributions to make to their community
•    helping every child to fulfil their potential
•    establishing a more inclusive environment
•    improving behaviour, attendance and engagement in learning
•    facilitating students growth and development outside the formal curriculum
•    highlighting to young people how they can act as positive role models
•    helping young people prepare for the world of work

 

Student Council

Student Voice at Rooks Heath is centred on, but not exclusive to, the Student Council. The Student Council is structured in the following way:
•    Year Councils, comprised of class representatives, work as consultation groups to garner feedback from the wider student body
•    This feedback is discussed in the Student Council, consisting of two students from each Year Group and an elected ‘Council Chair’
•    The Student Council presents ideas and initiatives to the General Assembly who vote on priorities
•    The General Assembly is comprised of all class reps and all prefects, both Year 11 and Sixth Form
•    The ‘Council Chair’ is elected by the General Assembly