Student Voice


Another new year and we continue to focus on ensuring that all students feel that they have opportunities to contribute to making our school even better.   At the time of writing, the latest Tutor Rep meetings for Years 7, 8 and 9 have just taken place.  The Tutor Reps brought lots of good ideas from their tutors groups to the meetings and the Student Voice Leadership Team will now work with key school staff to see which ideas are feasible, given the usual constraints of time and money.

One idea that came from all three year groups was a desire for additional sports clubs, particularly in girls’ rugby and boys’ basketball. Thanks to Mrs Goddard, both of these additional clubs are now being trialled. 

Other ideas include improved facilities for storing bikes and more outdoor seating areas around the school site.

Both of these ideas will require significant financial support and we are now looking at how we might be able to fundraise for these important improvements. Also, students have asked for more financial education through PSHE/PD lessons, such as how to manage/save money and how the tax system works. This feedback has been shared with relevant staff in the PSHE/PD department.

For many years, we have had a strong desire to make Twynham School more environmentally sustainable and there have been several attempts to build on our existing Eco-Schools Bronze Award, with a view to getting Green Flag status eventually.The nine topics for Eco-Schools are shown below:

9 topics

We now have several students and a couple of staff keen to participate in this project and we sincerely hope to bring further news in due course. A key priority is to improve recycling – both paper from classrooms and other materials across the site. We hope to significantly reduce the number of disposable plastic water bottles we get through.  More news to follow on this important development.

The Student Voice Leadership Team

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