School Council

The aim of the school council is to provide a platform for student voices to be heard and to contribute to the improvement of the school environment. The council comprises of representatives who are elected from each tutor group in the school. The representatives are responsible for gathering feedback and suggestions from their peers and bringing them to the council meetings.

The council meets every half term to discuss matters that are important to the student body. The meetings are a forum for students to voice their opinions, concerns, and ideas for improving the school. The council also acts as a liaison between the student body and the leadership team, providing a means for students to communicate their needs and preferences to school leadership.

During the meetings, minutes are taken to record the discussions, decisions, and actions taken by the council. These minutes are then reviewed by the Head of School, Sarah Sargieson, who provides feedback to the council on their proposals and suggestions. This ensures that the council’s work is aligned with the school’s aims and ethos.

Overall, the aim of the school council is to empower students and encourage them to take an active role in shaping their school community. Through the council, students have a say in decisions that affect their daily lives and can work collaboratively to create a better learning environment for everyone.

“Pupils at your school feel safe.”

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“Pupils told inspectors that they really value the way in which they feel respected at your school.”

Ofsted

“You seek to identify any triggers which cause pupils to behave erratically and you work towards eliminating these.”

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“All pupils benefit from targets to help them to develop their social and emotional skills and to build a level of resilience.”

Ofsted

“Pupils are given chances to reflect upon this
through ‘life books’ where observations are made, and improvements praised.”

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“Teaching at your school is characterised by positive relationships between members of staff and pupils.”

Ofsted

“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

Ofsted

“Inspectors saw first-hand the way in which your staff spoke to pupils with compassion and respect.”

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“Pupils talked to us about the way in which you
and your staff celebrate difference and help to make everyone feel valued.”

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“Pupils welcome new arrivals with understanding and compassion.”

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“Pupils make strides socially and emotionally.”

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“Within classrooms, teachers reward positive behaviours consistently.”

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“In classrooms, pupils focus hard and respond well to any advice and guidance that is given to them.”

Ofsted

“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

Ofsted

“The most striking aspect of your school is the way in which you plan to support pupils’ individual needs.”

Ofsted

“The systems and structures that you have put in place ensure that pupils feel safe at school.”

Ofsted

“Once at school, the life coach works with
individuals to help them to deal with any anxieties that they may have.”

Ofsted

“Before coming to
school, you and other leaders work hard to understand the needs of individual
pupils.”

Ofsted

“An SEMH curriculum runs through the heart of your school.”

Ofsted

“Teachers and teaching assistants work hard to ensure that pupils are ‘nudged’ in the right direction in lessons.”

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“Your school helps pupils to become
confident rounded young people.”

Ofsted

“The work of the
life coach can include one-to-one work in addition to positive thinking strategies,
mindfulness and aromatherapy.”

Ofsted

“Pupils value the way in which you and your
staff make everyone feel included.”

Ofsted

“Teachers consider
pupils’ emotional well-being deeply and give them space when they need to refocus.”

Ofsted