The Student Voice involves all pupils, in addition to the House Leaders, SMSC Co-ordinator and the Head Teacher.
The Student Voice is made up of two tiers; the four houses and the School Council. The Houses in turn nominate and elect two representatives to sit on the council (House Captain plus one other).
House meetings are used to allow pupils to propose agenda items, issues and resolutions for the School Council meetings.
Council meetings are held a minimum of once a term, to discuss and vote on resolution. Minutes are taken and are freely available to view afterwards.
At Bridge House, we operate a ‘House’ system for all pupils.
Pupils are placed into the house after they enrol. Pupils houses determine where they spend the house time period of their day (8:45-9:15) and the houses compete for various reward trips!
Each of the houses hold an election for the position of House Captain. This is a role that has its own rights and responsibilities and each candidate is given the opportunity to make a speech, explaining what they would do as Captain and why they would be the right choice. This is followed by a secret ballot in which all members of the House are given a vote.
House Captains are automatically given a seat on the Student Council and are expected to play an active role in House Time.
Themed House Time takes place daily during the school day:
Media Monday: Raise awareness of current news.
Target Tuesday: Discuss pupil progress versus targets.
World Wednesday: Embrace other countries/cultures.
Themed Thursday: Promote a variety of commemorating campaigns/events.