Student Voice represents the opinions and views of our school students. Through student Voice we are a more democratic place. It allows us to represent student views on issues around our education and our school.
As a body of students, we are committed to the idea that students’ views should be considered in all decision-making: in our school, in our community, and on a national level.
Student Voice has five aims that we will achieve:
- Represent the diversity of Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School students as stakeholders in our school.
- Provide a space for our students to come together to share and discuss ideas about their education at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School.
- Represent our students’ interests in the policy making that affects their education.
- Provide our students with the skills to impact their educational communities.
- Be run by our students and be accountable to our students.
Through Student Voice we develop character by:
- Building confident, healthy and resilient young people
- Developing responsible and active citizens
- Offering a range of wider curricular opportunities
- Having Student Councils
- The Ambassador programme
- The House system
- D of E
- Quality Post 16 programme
- Providing an inclusive environment
- The promotion of SMSC
- Our Ethos and Aims
To ensure that students have their thoughts and opinions heard we have the following groups which students can be part of:
Student Leadership Body
Well being Council
Collective Worship Group
TCAT Student Parliament
Student leadership body
The Student Leadership Body consists of:
Senior Head Students
Head of Collective Worship
Head of Ethos
Head of House x 6
Head of International Students
Head of Mental Health
Head of Music
Head of Sport
Head of Wellbeing
The above positions are for Year 11 students.
Lead all students in a positive manner and are role models for the school, they participate at school events including open evenings, primary days, and music festivals. They speak to parents/carers and external agencies on students behalf. They lead the School Council.
Deputy Head Students
Supporting all students and the work of the Head Boy and Girl. They lead the Eco Council.
Managing the prefect system
Head of House
Will lead their house throughout the year, they will organize teams for events, lead regular house assemblies, work in partnership with teachers and work towards winning the trophies throughout the year and the overall house trophy at the end of the year.
The student council meets twice every half term and is made up of students from each year. It is led by Head boy and Head girl. They lead on fundraising for charities and school as well as bringing about change for our school the community and national events.
The LGBTQ+ Council meet to discuss current LGBTQ+ news and events, LGBTQ+ history and organise fundraising events. Students from this council are ambassadors for all LGBTQ+ students and their allies. Anyone can join this council, whatever their identity.
TCAT Student Council
This council group includes students from all TCAT schools who meet every half term to discuss world issues. This student group is led by Mrs A Mawby and they meet every half term at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School. Four students are selected from each establishment to sit on the Parliament group. They work together to deliver projects across the TCAT Schools and communities.
The Eco Council meets twice every half term. It is led by Deputy Head Boy and Girl and supports the work of the TCAT Council as well as developing the school as an Eco school.
TCAT Student Council
This student group is led by Mrs A Mawby and they meet twice a term at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School. Four students are selected from each establishment to sit on the Parliament group. They work together to deliver projects across the TCAT Schools and communities.
Are the link for year groups to bring about change in a positive manner.
Are the representatives in each Year group for their House.
Help to run the school at lunch and at events. They represent a link between the students and staff at the school.
Student Leaders and Ambassadors
Ambassadors are present and active in all Year groups and are trained in leadership skills. They volunteer at school events, work with the primaries and take an active part in the transition programme. We have developed links with Warrington School Sport Partnership and Live Wire and have ran the Level 3 school games at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School and supported the Road to the Gold Coast Primary Event.
‘The Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School young leaders have been tremendous today and we really couldn’t have held the day without them. They have got on with things and really led by example. The whole school should be very proud of them and we will not hesitate to invite future groups of Boteler leaders back’. Live Wire Staff
A group of students who have been trained with the skills in supporting others.
Students are involved in interviewing new staff where they run their own interview panel. A Year 10 student commented: “It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the candidates and pass our opinions to the Head before final selection, we felt part of the process and very valued”
Students are randomly selected to talk to Ofsted regarding their teaching and learning at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School. A Year 8 student commented: “It’s a great chance to show off our school and talk about it. It’s fantastic to speak to parents and carers.
Participates in the spiritual side of school life, contribute to the services and special events around the Christian calendar. Have an active role in the Acts of Random Kindness program (ARK).
As part of the RE curriculum, students have the opportunity to take part in the nationally recognised Archbishop of York award scheme, which was founded here at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School. Students following this course learn about what Jesus taught and will have the opportunity to put faith into practice through practical projects that aim to improve the lives of others.