Here at King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls, we take student voice incredibly seriously and believe that all students should have the right and opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on every aspect of school life. One of the main ways in which students can have a voice in school is through the School Council, a group which strives to improve everyone’s experiences of life at Lordswood.
The School Council is made up of Council Representatives, or Reps for short, who are elected every year through review group elections. All students are given the chance to apply for a place on the Council, their peers then elect one Rep from each form group to form the 42 student strong Council. Once formed, the School Council is broken down into Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 Councils which are each responsible for addressing issues that arise concerning their specific year group.
The Key Stage Councils also work together to address issues on a whole school basis and try to tackle problems that affect the School as a whole. In the past, the School Council has addressed areas such as lunch times, canteen menus, outside facilities and recycling.
Should a student wish to get in touch with the School Council, they should approach their review group Rep who will relay their message to the Council. Students can also contact the Head student and the Deputy Head student, who chair the meetings. Mrs Finucane oversees the work of the school council.
Meetings take place on a rotation basis depending on Key Stage i.e KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Every single voice is important at King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls so, if you have any ideas, opinions or suggestions, we want to hear from you!
Headteacher’s Question Time
This is a special session whereby all students are given the chance to ask a question that they may have about any aspect of school life to a panel of teachers including the head teacher, Mrs Cooney.
If students have a burning question that they wish to ask then they are able to submit their question by completing a google form that is available in the students bulletin every half term. If their question is selected, then they will be invited to attend the question time session and put their question to Mrs Cooney and her panel of staff.
Minutes from the question time sessions are published on the school website.