At St Peter’s we believe that student voice should be positively encouraged and listened to, whether it is in the classroom, in discussion groups or even in print. Our students play a key role in the running of the school through tutor reps, school council, sixth form student voice and our newspaper “The Southbourne Shout”.
There are lots of ways students can get involved in Key Stage 3 and 4. Our Student Voice body consists of over thirty students in each year group from Years 7-11 nominated by students to represent their views and opinions on school life, so as to continually improve current opportunities and experiences. Students are represented at all levels, and are pro-active in many aspects including fundraising activities – such as the Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole, St Michael’s House for the homeless and the Bournemouth and Christchurch foodbanks. Students promote their skills and talents through Business Enterprise activities as well as representing the student body on staff interview days. Opportunities to participate are open to all and those students keen to be involved can let their Tutor know of their ideas and what they have to offer. The School Council meets regularly with the Chair of Governors and invited staff, collaborating in our mission to be the best we can be.