Bishop Challoner School has established a strong tradition of Student Voice as a powerful means of ongoing reflection, negotiation and improvement for the whole community. All tutor groups elect two representatives each academic year, to create Year Councils who meet at least 3 times each half term. Minutes from meetings are shared during tutor time.
Student Voice representatives are regularly involved in appointing new members of staff and the Senior Leadership Team often seek their opinions on proposed new initiatives. They are an articulate, motivated and energetic group in the school, who often demonstrate great leadership and problem-solving skills.
We also hold bi-annual Student Voice Conferences, to evaluate different aspects of school life and identify strengths and areas for improvement.
Recent developments initiated by Student Voice have included introducing the House System, the Reward Card and Housepoints structure, changes to allow girls to opt to wear school ties and the establishment of the Equalities Group.