At Tettenhall Wood School we prioritise meeting the needs of our pupils and actively engage students in contributing suggestions for their education, the school and the community. One way we achieve this is through School Council where we give our students a voice and the opportunity to discuss a range of ideas relevant to improving our school and their school experience.
Throughout December we will be seeking new School Council members who will form a committee to represent their classmates and attend regular meetings to discuss a variety of topics and ideas. All students from across the school are given the opportunity to join the School Council and final decisions will be made by a vote across the students for who they would like to represent them. The voices of our students are valued and discussed in these meetings with a member of our Senior Leadership Team.
To maximise student involvement in School Council we also give all students the opportunity to share their opinions and use multiple methods as often as possible. Below are some examples of some recent student involvement in organising events and utilising the opportunity to voice their opinion.
School Council suggestion box: All students across school have access to the suggestion box and can post in any suggestions they would like discussing at the next School Council meeting.
Student wellbeing questionnaire: Questionnaires of varying complexities were distributed to all pupils to honestly answer how safe they have felt at school during COVID-19. The students have engaged well with this and the results will be available soon.
Children In Need charity day: Students from Deer class promoted awareness of Children In Need day by making and displaying posters around the school with the necessary information on. Deer class students were also responsible for assisting to collect donations for the day from each class as well as helping to decorate the school with appropriate Children In Need activities and pictures.
Christmas Party 2019: Students from Momentum class were responsible for planning and leading Christmas games in the hall for students across the school. They also made posters promoting the event which they displayed around school.
Halloween Party 2019: Students organised Halloween themed games which were available for students from all classes to participate in. Students from Momentum class hosted the party and ran the games. They encouraged students and staff to wear fancy dress for the party and promoted the party details on posters which they put on display.
World Book Day 2019: Students assisted in raising awareness for the day and encouraged each other to dress up and participate in World Book Day.
School Council Questionnaire Results- Covid 19
Other comments made:
“I feel safe at school” – Sonny
“I feel safe and happy” – Harry
“Misses the other mixed buses” –Jayden
“I like school. everyone cleans.” Nidhi
“I feel happy and safe at school. We have great lessons” Daniel
“I feel happy and safe”
To feel safer at school "Write my own story on communicate and print" - Ellen