Having a say is a right:
Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.
Student Voice and School Council
To allow each member of the school community to have a voice
To improve the whole school experience for students
Student Voice Council
The School Council exists to give each student a voice. It promotes whole school improvement through student involvement. Student Voice has had an early start this year with Tutor representatives being elected in the second week of school and applications for the Executive Committee coming in the first few weeks of September. There were many applications and Mrs Jones had the difficult task of picking the successful applicants.
Throughout the academic year the Committee will be discussing matters of importance to the students of KJS.
So far this year Student Voice has elected the Executive Committee; voted for Jack Petchey winners; elected Tutor representatives; organised voting and suggestions; raised the profile of Student Voice; discussed Youth Council and voted; voted for the Core Values Project in Year 7 and coordinated roles for Parliament Week in November.
The Student Voice Committee and leaners at The King John School have had a successful few years with achievements between 2014 and 2016:
Student Voice Elections (each year)
Anti-bullying Poetry Competition during Anti-Bullying week
Jack Petchey Awards for Students
Gospel Choir performed at the Royal Opera House
Sixth Form Debate Club
Sixth Form Magazine
Our World Assembly
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary Trip
Charity Shoe Box appeal (16 boxes made by Student Voice)
Jack Petchey Speak Out challenge
Jack Petchey Regional Final hosted by KJS
Catering: Student Voice Executive members involved in taster sessions
Student Voice Surveys
Staff and students have been proactive in providing all the students at The King John School a voice.