“Trinity Rings” 2017-2018
Student Council Group of Trinity Catholic College
What does “Pupil Voice” mean at Trinity Catholic College?
At Trinity the pupil voice scheme aims to give each and every pupil:
A voice and an active role within the development of the school, as the school adopts a system where students take an active role in the running of the school.
Who participates and benefits from “Pupil Voice” at Trinity Catholic College?
- At Trinity every pupil is given the opportunity to raise productive opinions on the development of the school by giving them to the student council. Each form group in every year group will have council representatives. These council members meet and develop the ideas that are found to be of priority and which will enhance the school.
- By collecting student views and acting on them, the school places core elements of its development in the hands of its students.
- By utilising pupil voice, the school has seen that: Students benefit from learning in increasingly engaging and challenging lessons Students develop an increasing range of personal skills as student opportunities increase. Students and staff benefit from learning and working in enhanced surroundings.
How do you get selected for the Student Council?
Each form class will nominate two form representatives to join the council. Members of the student council should be able to show the skills of negotiation and creativity in thought. Each member should be productive in their actions and show a willingness to commit time to fulfil their council roles.
How will the school directly benefit from the Student Council initiative?
‘Trinity Rings’ has the following aims:
- To ensure students have a voice and an active role within the development of the school. The areas of particular focus are:
- Student behaviour at the school
- Development of opportunities available to students
- For school to adopt a system where students take an active role in the running of the school through development of a student council action plan.
- To research how the site can be developed to provide purposeful engagement during unstructured time.
- Raise money for charity and good causes
- To help reduce the number of bullying incidents, highlight the anti-bullying message at Trinity and improve the anti-bullying policy over time.