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Fulston Manor School

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Student Voice

Here at Fulston Manor we have a structure in place that gives every student the opportunity to have an opinion on their learning environment.

  • Student Voice – this is through regular whole school surveys to help inform our Whole School Improvement process
  • House Council – Tutor group representatives meeting once a term to discuss the House
  • School Council – House representatives meeting once a term to discuss issues arising from House council and also to implement student led projects across the school

The Student Voice involves voices from students across our entire school - what they want, what they need and what they know. The majority of the House Council discussions originate from each form and these issues are tackled via the House system.

The School Council is made up from representatives from each House, this is where the representatives are given an opportunity to feedback from their House Council meeting and if necessary action points will be created and presented to the student body via assemblies or meetings. 

The School Council, House Council and Student Voice meetings are calendared.

What difference have we made?

We have updated the bike sheds, making them more secure, more benches around the school; added new sandwiches and drinks to the school canteen, asked for by a few Houses.

All the representatives will have presented themselves in a whole school assembly and followed this up with a whole school survey to find out what students' opinions were on a range of topics from bullying to learning, the best methods of communication and how students would like to get involved. Results of the survey are to be presented back to the school through House assemblies. Some findings have given us a direction to focus on further research e.g. discipline and behaviour.

  • Attended Student Voice Regional Network meetings
  • Represented the school in the Swale Youth Forum
  • Presented several topics such as Anti-Bullying, Manners and Behaviour, and raised awareness on how litter affects our community.
  • Surveyed Year 7 students on their Transition to secondary school.
  • Student Voice will meet and greet visitors and will then take them on a tour of their learning environment.

We also encourage the following:

  • Attended Student Voice Regional Network meetings
  • Represented the school in the Swale Youth Forum
  • Presentations to staff and students regarding topics that affect our community.
  • Give more insight into the feedback gathered by Student voice questionnaires
  • Student Voice will meet and greet visitors and will then take them on a tour of their learning environment.

What we aim to do...

We aim to raise the school profile, putting good news in our community and encourage all students to think of ways of doing this.

We would like to have subcommittees within School Council to focus on particular areas. For example: interviewing, class observations, rewards and sanctions and recruitment.

Liaisons between staff and pupils would be great for improving learning. Using constructive criticism on how improvements can be made for the better. This could improve grades and possible the general atmosphere of classrooms.

If you have any comments, queries or suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Either speak to your tutor representatives or e-mail: [email protected]