Hearing Our Students’ Voice

At Kirkby High we believe it is important to involve our students in decisions which affect them in school.

We do this in a number of ways:

  • Student Parliament – each year group nominates representatives from their form to stand as their year representative and form the student parliament. The student parliament sits twice per half-term.
  • Questionnaires – students are surveyed at different times during their school careers for their opinions on a wide range of school matters including behaviour in class, effectiveness of anti-bullying procedures and quality of teaching. Their responses help to inform school self-review and improvement. This is how we arrived at the choice of uniform and the school name. These findings feed in to the student parliament.
  • Subject ambassadors – as part of our focus on the “whole person”, students are given the opportunity to become subject ambassadors. Those who are successfully appointed hold leadership positions within their linked faculty, contributing to decisions affecting the school.
  • Assisting with the appointment of staff – a number of our students are involved in the interviewing of applicants and provide feedback to the appointment panel to help inform the decision making process.