School Council

The School Council at St Birinus School is an active participant in the decision making, policy changing and running of the school. We have always been a school that values student feedback and in recent years the council has developed from a body that reviews school procedure to one that creates their own agenda and leads whole school projects.

Due to School Council Membership soaring in popularity, it was decided that every tutor group in the school would elect a School Council Representative to attend meetings and represent the views of their tutor group whilst reporting back on decisions made. This has been hugely successful as it has ensured that the council has full school representation and has encouraged, diverse and lively debates.

Our most successful project has been the ‘Choices for Change Project’ 2018 where students selected three key things that they would like to change about the school and following the construction of a student led video, the Council led assemblies, allowing all students to vote for the change that they most wanted to see. We look forward to our newly refurbished student toilets for September 2018. There are however, several other ways that the Council has been involved in the school:

  • Creation of articles for the Saint
  • Support on Open Mornings, Open Events and Primary School Visits
  • Tour leaders for the visiting public
  • Assemblies
  • Creating and implementing of student surveys
  • ‘Choices for Change Project’
  • Anti-bullying mentors
  • Launching campaigns that celebrate equality.
  • Support on Leadership Days.

Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.Desmond Tutu

Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.Albert Einstein

@StBirinusSchool08:41 PM - 19th February, 2019 Revision/support sessions running on Wednesday include: - Engineering - 21st Century Design - Graphics - Media Studies The energy and of both staff and students these last two days has been tremendous!
@StBirinusSchool04:29 PM - 19th February, 2019 Year 11 have been busy revising English today, with a well-deserved pizza break! There will be an informal English drop-in from 10.00 until 13.00 tomorrow for any Year 11s interested Read more
@StBirinusSchool12:12 PM - 19th February, 2019 Are you revising so much that the pages of your anthology are 'smoothed and stroked/and thinned to be transparent'? If not, why don't you try our podcast on 'Tissue' and 'Ozymandias': Read more The handout is here: Read more
@StBirinusSchool08:11 AM - 19th February, 2019 Proud of the Year 11 students who joined us in school yesterday for the first of our half-term support sessions. Today it's our English focus day in Rooms 3 & 4. Huge thanks too to the staff who give up part of their holiday to run these sessions.
@StBirinusSchool06:06 PM - 14th February, 2019 Thoroughly enjoyed. Some good questions to which I hope my answers will help some of these aspiring young athletes along their way. 😊 Congratulations to all for their end of term certificates 👏🏾 Read more
@StBirinusSchool06:06 PM - 14th February, 2019 EXO A huge thank you from to for appearing as our guest presenter. player, Garath was presented by our Y8 advanced sports program students, with a Certificate in recognition demonstrating our school values to be outstanding in his field Read more
@StBirinusSchool09:48 AM - 14th February, 2019 Fantastic opportunity this morning for the Advanced Sports Programme boys to ask questions to a professional footballer. Huge thanks to Garath McCleary for giving up his time to speak to the boys on topics such as rehabilitation from injury and match preparations. Read more
@StBirinusSchool01:28 PM - 13th February, 2019 This lunchtime saw the conclusion of the Year 8 House Table-Tennis tournament. Simon Davies (Spartan) beat Robert Minell (Corinthian) in a very close and exciting final. The second game ending 12-10. Year 7 competition after half term. Read more
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