At Denefield, we believe that having an effective student voice is an integral part of the school’s success. The School and House Councils are representative groups of students who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and to raise issues with the senior staff and governors of the school. The Councils can also propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved in strategic planning and processes such as the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and staff appointments.
Our School and House Council representatives make a significant contribution to the school, offering their opinions on a wide range of initiatives and projects. Both Councils have played an important role in supporting the changes the school has made over recent years, keeping students informed of developments at all times. The representatives are excellent role models for their peers; they collect the views of other students in their tutor groups and feed these back at regular meetings, where issues are discussed and debated in a democratic manner.
The objective of the School and House Councils is to help students to: