Student Voice is one of the guiding principles of life at Penwortham Girls’ High School. We have a long-standing tradition of involving students in the decision-making process and this has evolved to create a more bespoke programme in which students have taken on the role of partners in school development. Student Voice is a key component in shaping the classroom of the future.
The School Council is led by our Head and Deputy Head Girl and a further six girls who form our Student Leadership Team. Each student champions one of our eight action groups supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
The Action Groups are:
Charities: Students work together throughout the year to promote and organise events to support local, national and international charities chosen by our whole school community.
Creative Minds Council: Students represent the creative subjects (Art, Drama, Dance and Music) and work together to organise events throughout the year which promote the importance of these subjects within and beyond the classroom.
Environment: Students champion local, national and international environmental issues and work together to improve the school environment.
Happy Minds Council: Students work together to promote positive attitudes towards mental health.
Participation: Students act as ambassadors for each subject within school promoting participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
Respect Council: Students work together to promote equality and diversity across the school thus creating respect for all.
Revision for All: Students share and promote revision strategies with each other across the school community.
Teaching and Learning: Students work alongside staff to promote positive attitudes towards learning.
School Council Representatives Y7 – 11
One student from each form group is elected to one of the five Council Action Groups: Charities (Y7), Teaching and Learning (Y8), Environment (Y9), Respect Council (Y10) and Revision for All (Y11).
Each student is responsible for carrying out the Smart School Council Surveys during form time and expected to contribute effectively to the group.
Students are invited to apply for a position on the Happy Minds Council and are expected to work with staff to raise the profile of positive mental health within and beyond the curriculum.
Year 10 students are selected to take the role of Subject Prefects/Progress Leaders in each department by each Head of Department. Each Prefect is expected to work as part of the Participation group on the school council to lead and/or promote the extra-curricular activities/societies which each department has on offer.
Students apply for positions on the Council. Students from a variety of years/forms and Arts discipline is desired. Students are expected to work to promote the Arts with all students in school and have an input into Arts Week, School Shows, Concerts and activities.