At Kings College we have a very active student voice and student council. The Student Council meets at least once every half term and meets with the Principal on a regular basis to discuss the issues that matter to the students across the whole college.
The Structure of Student Voice at Kings
There are three layers to the student voice at Kings.
Form Council – these are carried out in registration time and are an opportunity for each form group in the College from year 7 – 13, to have their say about the issues that matter to them. These happen at least once every module. At the start of the academic year, each form council elect two students to be their year council reps who take the views of their form forward to the Year Council meetings.
Year Council – these are where the Year Council reps (2 per form) meet with their Head of Year to bring forward the views and issues of all students. These take place at least once every module; minutes are taken and distributed.
Student Council – one male and one female student from each year group is elected to be members of the Student Council following an election campaign and voting process. The Head boy and Head girl along with two PDC students are also elected to the Student Council by their peers. In September 2011 when the new council was elected, a Chair and a secretary was elected as officers for the year.
What has the Student Council achieved?
In the last couple of years the Student Council have carried out the following:
- Negotiated a new summer uniform
- Helped with ongoing improvements in the Cyber Cafe
- Liaised with the Facilities Manager on designs and improvements for the playground
- Played a key role in the development of a new toilet block
- Developed the College's Kings Basics into a set of Rights and Responsibilities which are now displayed in every room
- Form part of the robust interview process for all new staff through student panel interviews
- Consulted and negotiated on potential changes and improvements to the current uniform