Pupils at Northfield School have many opportunities to contribute their views and opinions.
The full School Council meets every half term 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 who look at issues specifically affecting their year.
Student Voice, however, extends far wider than just School Council. Pupils play an increasingly important role in the interview process of recruiting new staff (this included Mr Henderson’s appointment).
The school is rightly proud of its anti-bullying ethos and pupils act as mentors and have a large input into the formation of anti-bullying policies. This allows pupils who feel they are being bullied to have a voice to be heard and supported.
A recent innovation has seen Year 8 pupils act as plenary leaders and take an active role in leading the learning of their peers in lessons.