The Student Voice at Lampton School
The role of student voice is a crucial element in Lampton’s inclusion and equality ethos.
Our structure facilitates student voice at all levels of the school. Every half term two representatives from every form meet in their year councils to discuss relevant issues. These minutes are then passed on to the leadership school council which has 2 representatives from every year group. The sixth form leadership team facilitate all these meetings with a shadow structure following the Heads of Year model. The sixth form leadership team has a major focus on their leadership role within school council.
The school council has made a valuable contribution to a variety of recent whole school issues including issues around school uniform, the updated CRS system; CDS tariff issues, Thought for the Day support, our tutor programme and contributing ideas to the Friends of Lampton on how to improve our outdoor areas. Students are also crucially involved in our curriculum development and have played an integral part in our school improvement plan.
The most recent contribution of our school council has been to redesign our anti- bullying cards and posters giving a crucial student perspective.
Our Students Leading Learning programme continues to develop with 17 of our own students from year 9 being trained this year and a similar number in October as lesson observers along with students from other schools. The course enables our students to discuss teaching and learning, identify excellent teaching, observe lessons and give constructive feedback to teachers. Our students who have experienced this training regularly present to our many visitors on the value of students leading learning. As trained observers they will form part of the schools interview process for new teachers as well as supporting our newly qualified teachers and be part of the Teaching School work of Lampton.