At The Education Village 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 In Beaumont Hill, 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.
Beaumont Hill Academy have a very strong and active school council who meet every week to discuss any ideas, issues or concerns the students have. The Council regularly invites members of The Education Village senior leadership to attend their meetings, particularly if they want to ask about a change that is planned to be introduced to school life and the impact this may have on Beaumont Hill students. The council have an essential role in ensuring any changes to the school are inclusive and fully consider the needs of pupils in Beaumont Hill. The he Council also pass to senior leaders in the school any suggestions which they feel will benefit The Education Village as a whole.
Each secondary school class is encouraged to elect a representative to sit on school council and the representatives seek any questions or ideas from their classmates whilst also feeding back on things that have been discussed to their class what they have been discussing.