Students at Northfield School have many opportunities to contribute their views and opinions. The full School Council meets half termly to look at a wide variety of issues from end of term activity planning to fund raising for charities. In addition to this, each year group has Year Councils whose remit is to look at issues specifically affecting their year.
Student Voice, however, extends far wider than just School Council. Students play an increasingly important role in the interview process of recruiting new staff (this included Mr Walker’s appointment).
The school is rightly proud of its anti-bullying ethos and students act as mentors and have a large input into the formation of anti-bullying policies. This allows students who feel they are being bullied to have a voice to be heard and supported.
A recent innovation has seen Y8 students act as plenary leaders and take an active role in leading the learning of their peers in lessons.