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

@StBirinusSchool12:15 PM - 17th January, 2020 Fantastic effort by these boys yesterday. Losing to an outstanding team in the Rugby League National Cup last 16 not bad for a team of mostly Union players! Read more
@StBirinusSchool08:21 AM - 16th January, 2020 Congratulations to the three swim teams who all qualified for the County Finals at the South Oxon Gala yesterday. 1st place for the Year 7 team in their first competition, 2nd place for the Year8/9 team and 1st for the Year 10/11 team.
@StBirinusSchool06:26 PM - 13th January, 2020 Please do make time to read Mrs Tottman's Thought for the Term entry on Wellbeing this week. It has some excellent suggestions that all of us can benefit from Read more
@StBirinusSchool06:07 PM - 12th January, 2020 Please do make time to read Mrs Tottman's Thought for the Term entry on Wellbeing this week. It has some excellent suggestions that all of us can benefit from Read more
@StBirinusSchool09:57 AM - 3rd January, 2020 Happy New Year to all of you! Think of this as a time to set new goals and restart if you need to. Focus more on possibilities than limits...#ethos Read more
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@StBirinusSchool08:15 AM - 20th December, 2019 We wish all our students and families a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2020! Enjoy the holdiays and stay safe. Read more
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