Pupil voice is championed at Fox Wood School and is at the heart of everything that we do. Fox Wood School Council meet every half term and discuss matters that are important to the pupils, the council is split into upper and lower school council to ensure that discussions remain relevant to each stage of school. Each school council has a treasurer, a chairperson and a secretary who attend meetings and fulfil the responsibilities of these posts. Classes have their own representative who is voted in by their peers. School council representatives ask their class what they would like to change and improve around school and then present this at the meeting for discussion and voting.
Fox Wood School Council has voted on charities to support, displays in school, activities, events and names for key areas around school. Minutes are taken from the school council and these are shared at the next SLT meeting to ensure that pupils wishes and ideas are listened to and acted upon. School council minutes are given to every class and the school council representative reads out the minutes to the class to make sure that all pupils are aware of items discussed.
Members of the school council contribute to hiring new staff – they think of their own questions and ask these to interview candidates. This is fed back to the interview panel.
In addition to this the school council representatives also serve as Wellbeing Champions and members of the school eco council – both jobs which are taken very seriously and have a high degree of responsibility.
If you want to find out more information about the school council, please refer to the minutes which are published on the website after every meeting.