The Pupil Focus Group is a group of randomly selected pupils who meet once a fortnight to share their views on various aspects of school life. The group is supervised by the Director of Teaching and Learning but lead by trained students from years 7 & 8. They aid discussion and create working groups to produce a list of suggestions and answers that is then passed to the Headmaster.
Every week a new topic is given to the group that come from an important document called The School Improvement Plan which the school uses to ensure our school makes progress. In the past we have tackled a variety of things like anti-bullying, new ways to make people want to learn, rewards, the school environment and marking and assessment.
By including us in the decision making, it makes us feel grown up and responsible. We enjoy the sessions as we are trusted to run things and feel able to express our personal opinions with confidence.
Every idea and opinion put forward will always be given consideration of the Head teacher, sometimes the Senior leadership team and often the whole staff to help everyone enjoy school more and make it a happier, more productive learning environment for teachers and students.