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Student Voice

‘Pupils participate with pride in leadership positions, such as Subject Ambassadors, House Captains, or in the School Council’  – Ofsted September 2022

‘Pupils value how their voice is heard.  For example, in response to pupils’ requests, leaders installed water dispensers and implemented the Halo Code.  In the Sixth Form, students show an exceptional commitment to the school community’ – Ofsted September 2022

Student Voice at RVHS is an integral part of our school community and in September our Sixth Form Leadership launched a fantastic recruitment video, asking their fellow students to join the Student Voice:

Following a rigorous recruitment drive, our School Council was formed and they represent Student Voice across the whole school.

Our Student Voice meets every half term to discuss key ideas & initiatives that will be launched across the school. After each one of these meetings, some representatives from the student voice group will then meet with our Head Teacher for the ‘Headteacher’s conversation’, whereby they will feedback their ideas and discuss how they are to be implemented.

This academic year, our fantastic Student Voice team worked on the following key initiatives:

  • Reviewed and rewrote the step process in the Behaviour and Expectations Policy that relates to how we deal with bullying in school.
  • Reduced plastic in school canteen
  • More salad and healthier options available in the canteen
  • Introduction of more vegetarian & vegan options in the canteen
  • Updated uniform expectations in Year 12 and 13
  • Gender neutral uniform code in Year 7 to 11
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lunchtime Club
  • Increased participation in the Sixth Form Mentoring Scheme
  • Curriculum Student Voice- led to the introduction of the Coding Club
  • Curriculum Student Voice- led to all staff CPD on debate and oracy led by Challenge & Enrichment team
  • Curriculum Student Voice- led to curriculum lead CPD on cross curricular links
  • Curriculum Student Voice- led to an adaptation in our Home Learning Policy.
  • Introduction of Table Tennis Club
  • Development of the Personal Developement curriculum
  • Bedrock Student Voice led to launching of the Bedrock Leaderboard and A side B side prize giving