At Welburn Hall, we place great value on the views and contribution from all members of the school community. We have a robust and lively student forum at which the 'student voice' is listened to and pupils are given a formal channel to 'have their say' and contribute to the way things happen in school.
The objectives of the student forum are to :
• Give students the right to say what they think • Listen to and consider complaints made by pupils and students • Allow students to talk about what is important to them • Help the school’s managers and governors understand what concerns students • Find out about matters and inform other students • Help improve the school
Pupils and students are asked to consider if there are any issues they would like to raise or comment on at weekly forum meetings which are part of Citizenship lessons. Those matters which students consider to be the priority issues for further discussion are then referred to the Student Forum which meets half-termly.
A different student is selected each time to represent their group and make the student voice heard.
Students are well supported and facilitiated throughout the process to enable the Forum to be as effective as possible.
At the end of each year, students give a report to the Governing Body about their progress during the year and plans for the future.