At The Education Village we really value the views and opinions of all our young people. Their voice is important and we try to make sure it is heard. The school has created a number of ways in which young people can have a voice in how the school does things. We encourage all students to become involved in student council, known as student voice in Haughton Academy where any issues, concerns or suggestions about school can be listened to, discussed and acted upon. 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. The Student Voice programme has recently successfully introduced changes to school uniform, changed the school food menu we offer to students at break and lunch and improved the rewards scheme for young people who try their best in school and the wider community. Students are also part of the interview process for appointing members of the school leadership team.
Every form is asked to nominate two students to represent their views in Student Voice meeting whilst the ability to actually join a 'select committee' to look at specific issues or concerns is open to all students, not just form representatives.
For more information on Student Voice in Haughton Academy please contact Kevin Duffy Vice Principal on 01325 248145.