Highwoods is proud that we actively engage the voice of students in key decision making. Effectively engaging students as educational decision-makers requires teaching young people how to take responsibility for their own learning and raising their aspirations and self-esteem.
We have an active school council which consists of two members from each class who are nominated and voted for. They meet each week to discuss social and moral issues along with making decisions about some aspects of school life. Minutes are kept and the areas for discussion are then fed back to the rest of the class where they can all share their views and thoughts.
The School Council also has a budget to spend – this is decided upon by the Governing Body. School Council also has the right to present to Governors if they request extra funding to support a major project.
School Council members are also actively involved in the appointment of school staff – this includes the Head Teacher!
School Council 2016 – 2017
Lucy and Peter
Dionne and Lucy
Max and Lexi
Jayden and Holly
Amelia and Kian
Mckenzie and Emmie-Mae
School Council Meetings Minutes 2016 – 2017
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