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Student Voice

Student Voice

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 Leadership

To allow each member of the school community to have a voice

To improve the whole school experience for students

Student Leadership
Each year group has its own pastoral leaders. These are a group of students who work with their Heads of Year to ensure the voices of the year group are heard and acted upon so that there is a co-constructive approach to school development and planning.

The students write letters of application to hold these positions and go through a rigorous interview process. The students are expected to demonstrate our core values and need to be able to lead with integrity and dignity.

Each year group’s leaders also meet collectively with Mr Steel and Mr Marchant to discuss issues which are pertinent to whole-school development. The actions of the Student Leadership teams are reflected in the You Said, We Did feedback opportunities.

All students are also given the chance to apply for roles on specialist leadership teams such as The Well-Being Team, The Environmental Team, The Climate for Learning Team, The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, The Curriculum-Development Team and The Attendance Team. We want to make sure all our students have a chance to have their say in the constant evolution of our school.

Listening to The Students

It is very important that you, as students, have a chance to give your views and share your ideas about your school.

If you have an idea or a comment you would like to share about the school or the development of the school, please email it to the address below. This email will then be picked up by senior staff and by the student leadership group and will be discussed.

You will receive a notification to say that your email has been received.

We look forward to hearing from you.


The Student Leadership and learners at The King John School have had a successful few years with many achievements:

  • Pastoral Leaders Elections (each year)
  • Core Values Project
  • Environment Project
  • Black History Month presentation
  • Youth Parliament elections
  • Emailing list for information to whole school
  • ‘You said, we did’ initiative
  • Post box for well-being and suggestions
  • Anti-bullying Poetry Competition during Anti-Bullying week
  • YOPEY Awards
  • Jack Petchey Awards for Students
  • Gospel Choir performed at the Royal Opera House
  • 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
  • Poppy Appeal
  • Student Voice Wellbeing Surveys
  • Parliament Week
  • Christmas collection for HARP
  • Discussion regarding culture and what’s important to the students
  • Nomination for student of Parliament Week
  • Book Display for World Book Day
  • Equaliteas Event

Sixth Form Student Voice

  • Prefects
  • Sixth form magazine
  • London Business trip
  • Christmas charity
  • Lower School listeners
  • SV Core Value Project
  • Mooting Competition
  • African Dance class
  • Gospel Choir
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Easter Charity
  • Environmental ideas
  • Lower school mentoring

Staff and students have been proactive in providing all the students at The King John School a voice.

Look out for the Student Voice Suggestion Post Box in the main Foyer.

Students can pop any ideas, thoughts and suggestions into the box and these will be collected and discussed at the student voice meetings.

Learning to Learn

We encourage our students to be able to understand their learning and progress. We want to make sure they can identify the skills as well as the content of a subject they are learning and applying. We also want them to be able to appreciate how educations prepares them for the wider world. This booklet is issued to students in the tutor time learning to learn programme to support our learners in their understanding of the educational process.

 Student Review Learning Checklist Booklet

Student Voice Events

October: Student Voice application process for Year 7s, Black History Month assembly.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Sixth Form Charity events.

November: Parliament Week.

December: Christmas charity.

January: Jack Petchey Speak Out.

February: Valentines day – well being cards for students

Related Links

Hearing Your Voice in the Community

Principal Student Leaders Role Description

Role Description for Principal Student Leaders