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

@StBirinusSchool06:20 PM - 8th December, 2019 Don't miss this week's Thought for the Term entry by our Associate Head Boy James Cooper. James has a strong message which young people, parents and teachers can all benefit from. Read more
@StBirinusSchool02:39 PM - 6th December, 2019 House Football final results: 1st Athenian 25pts, 2nd Corinthian 19 pts, 3rd Spartan 15pts, 4th Trojan 12pts. Well done to everyone who took part and for the PE ambassadors for officiating. . Read more
@StBirinusSchool02:00 PM - 3rd December, 2019 Delighted to have 14 students from Year 9 and our Climate change Leader Max Beard participate in the Climate Change Summit at Didcot Girls' School Read more
@StBirinusSchool01:59 PM - 3rd December, 2019 Excellent involvement in the Climate Change Conference from our Year 9 boys who want to make positive changes for their future. Read more
@StBirinusSchool01:59 PM - 3rd December, 2019 A smashing line up of speakers at the Climate Change Conference. Our boys have loved every minute of it. Read more
@StBirinusSchool11:12 AM - 3rd December, 2019 Year 9 House Football this morning. 1st Trojan, 2nd Spartan, 3rd Corinthian and 4th Athenian. Well done to all those who took part. House Football continues this week with Year 8 on Wednesday, Year 7 on Thursday and Year 10 on Friday. Read more
@StBirinusSchool02:45 PM - 2nd December, 2019 A smashing line up of speakers at the Climate Change Conference. Our boys have loved every minute of it. Read more
@StBirinusSchool02:30 PM - 2nd December, 2019 Excellent involvement in the Climate Change Conference from our Year 9 boys who want to make positive changes for their future. Read more
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