We aim to help students to understand and recognise their place and contribution within different societies and communities. We promote this through a variety of means. As a whole school, we encourage this through Bardwell Voice (our student council), that is elected through a democratic process. In classes, students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and whole class decisions. Students are encouraged to actively make choices to express their individual liberty and are encouraged to exercise their rights and personal freedoms.
Bardwell Voice play a central role in the evaluation of our school and plan for future improvements. They represent the views of pupils and students across the school on matters either raised by fellow pupils, staff or governors.
The students form a non-decision making group through which views can be expressed and heard (this will be over seen by the staff responsible for Bardwell Voice and the Bardwell Voice link Governor).
The group meets 6 times a year (half-termly) to discuss any aspect of school life that is important to our pupils.
Bardwell Voice have previously identified the following focuses:
- Complete an inspection of the school and identify what is going well and what could be improved.
- Reviewing the quality of school meals.
- Improve play times for all pupils.
- The council will nominate a chair and also invite a second member of staff to support their work.
- Council representatives will seek the views of their peers on matters for discussion.
- The council will be democratically selected on an annual basis.