Student Voice Co-ordinator: Ms S Berrisford
Student Voice plays a significant role in the life and culture of Cedars Upper. It is led by two Year 13 students who are elected in the summer term by the entire Sixth Form, Year 11 students and staff. These students lead the school council and the Help Week committee. They meet with the student voice co-ordinator every fortnight and attend full governing body meetings.
Each autumn, the houses elect House leaders and other posts for entertainment, sport and student support. These students and representatives of the anti-bullying group, school newspaper and student interviewers form the school council. The council meets every two weeks to discuss issues and raise concerns. This year, they have been involved in discussions regarding uniform changes, the praise system, vertical tutoring and how student voice can develop further at Cedars. Each house also has a council which consists of the house leaders and a representative from each of the tutor groups.
Each autumn term students volunteer to train as recruitment interviewers. There is now a pool of about 30 students from all year groups who have successfully completed the training. A student interview panel is a standard part of the recruitment process for all posts in school.
This is edited by a Year 10 student and appears every term. Students cover everything from topical issues to "Agony Aunt" advice.
This is a mixed group of students and staff who organise events for anti-bullying week. The group also conducts an annual survey to track attitudes and concerns about bullying, and is responsible for the school policy on bullying.