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

@StBirinusSchool03:01 PM - 25th June, 2019 Year 9 and 10 Advanced Learners enjoyed a fantastic day at Oxford University today, hosted by Trinity College. The boys were a credit to the school and extremely impressive during their Advanced Thinking Skills debate#sbspride Read more
@StBirinusSchool03:34 PM - 24th June, 2019 A fantastic afternoon of Athletics. Congratulations to all that took part in the Quadkids event. Well done to for winning the year 5/6 competition and for winning the year 3/4 competition. Thanks to for a great event. Read more
@StBirinusSchool02:41 PM - 24th June, 2019 St Birinus are today hosting 20 schools in the South Oxon Primary School Athletics. Advanced Sports Performers helping to lead the events. Well done to all involved. Picture shows Year 3/4 pupil from competing in the Standing Long Jump. Read more
@StBirinusSchool12:06 PM - 24th June, 2019 Well done to Charlotte McKay in year 12 for winning 1st place in the Adult category of the Didcot to Oxford Railway 175th Anniversary photography competition. Read more
@StBirinusSchool11:56 AM - 24th June, 2019 A huge well done to our three successful applicants to this year's Oxfordshire High Sheriff Awards 2019 Read more
@StBirinusSchool09:54 PM - 19th June, 2019 Huge congratulations to our catering team for the outcome of their recent inspection. Our support staff go above & beyond each day with energy, humour, humility and above all, . We are a better because of their efforts and we thank them all! Read more
@StBirinusSchool04:31 PM - 19th June, 2019 Today was the first of our Open Mornings for prospective students and parents. It was so wonderful to welcome families as they witnessed our students hard at work in their lessons. A big thank you to our fantastic Ambassadors and Ethos Leaders for being such impressive hosts.
@StBirinusSchool03:08 PM - 19th June, 2019 Day 3, the last day of this year's event. Thank you to all SBS staff, students and Primary staff involved - it has been brilliant! Read more
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