We have a strong tradition of Student Voice activities, which provide opportunities for Pupils to become involved and even direct School life. There are many links here to other School areas especially Enrichment, PSHE and the house system. The following are the main forums and avenues of Student Voice, but also new projects may be started as initiatives change.
Year and School Council – All Years 7 -13
The role of the Year and School Councils is to provide a forum for all Pupils to voice their opinions on School life and ask questions to staff including the headteacher.
The role of the Committee System is to give Pupils the ownership over key areas of school development and, as such, the Committees running may vary year to year. Current Committees are PSHE, Health and Welfare, Literacy, School Environment and Ecological, Curriculum, Healthy Schools, Global, E – learning and Sports.
Sixth Form Committee
Pupils serve for one in year in Year 12 and meet every 2 weeks.
Student Learning Conference
This is an annual event held every year. Pupils from the School Committees from all year groups meet to discuss and review the learning in general and be consulted on key issues.
Featherstone High School is proud to be a school linked to the Jack Petchey Achievement Award, which recognises the efforts and success of young people with money to be spent on events, resources or activities within school. In the past 3 years, we have enabled students to take part in archery workshops, painted a mural displaying our ‘Together We Achieve’ motto, helped to fundraise for various charities and bought tents for our Duke of Edinburgh award programme among many others. We are proud of our students’ success within this award and with our link to the programme.
- Many of the enrichment opportunities in the School include aspects of Student Voice
- Community Service and Charity activities are often suggest by and led by Pupils
- During Curriculum Week there are often events which will allow Pupils to choose activities they wish to participate in
- The House System is a key strategy in The House System participation