Inspire, Challenge, Believe
At Highfurlong we really value the views and opinions of all our young people. Student voice is important and we try to make sure it is heard. Students sometimes see things from a different angle to the staff and their viewpoint can be very helpful, particularly when we are planning changes to the school. At Highfurlong, one of the methods we use to make sure students views and opinions are heard, listened to and acted upon is by establishing a ‘Student Council’ at the start of each academic year.
The School Council representatives are chosen by holding class elections. Being part of the council helps students to develop key skills around confidence and leadership and supports students to become active, democratic citizens.
This year the representatives have proposed to hold a ‘Wacky Hair Day’ as a fundraiser for NSPCC. In addition, following on from the introduction of a Kindness Certificate, the council will also be presenting a Kindness Trophy every half term.