At Baycroft, the Student Council is known as Student Voice. Each tutor group is represented by a student who has been elected by their group to represent them. The two elected student governors are also members of Student Voice and feedback the ideas and opinions to the school’s governing body.
The group discuss ways that they can improve life at school for everyone in accordance with The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This responsibility is instrumental in developing their moral, social, and cultural development as well as allowing the students to make an impact as part of The Baycroft 2020 Vision. Examples of the topics we might cover are…
- School grounds
- Equipment and furniture
- School uniform
- Keeping safe
As a result, Student Voice have been instrumental in getting extra shaded areas in the grounds, more outdoor seating and picnic tables and the creation of a Bill of Rights. Student Voice have also been actively involved in the recruitment process for new staff.
The student leaders are a really important part of school governance as a whole. The representatives meet with the Governing Body termly through the Resources Committee to share the thoughts and views of the student body. This is a valuable time for Governors to hear their voice, to explore with them the impact of actions and initiatives within school and to understand the student experience of life at Baycroft. We are incredibly proud of our Student Voice. Their ideas and opinions are well constructed and thoughtful, and we enjoy enabling the students to implement their ideas and giving them a sense of pride in how they have improved their environment.
Please view the documents below to see the minutes of the last meeting and how the work of our Student Voice is reflected in the rights and responsibilities of our students.