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Student Voice

Student Voice

At The Boulevard Academy, students come first and their opinion counts.

They are encouraged to be actively involved in school life and are given a voice in all aspects of Academy life including the quality of teaching and learning.

Students are represented at the School Council by their democratically elected peers. The Head Boy and Girl along with the Deputy Head Boy and Girl and the Heads of Academy Houses are central to the decision making processes of the Academy.

These roles come with great responsibility. As a Student Leader they are expected to be role models for all other students and to support the Principal and Academy staff in maintaining standards. They are always expected to be punctual, smartly turned out and work hard to achieve their full potential. They are also expected to make themselves available for public duties.

We want to empower our children to take a full and active life in their school. All students are encouraged to take responsibility through the Student Leadership programme, whilst some students such as the Academy Librarians take an active role in discussing with other students which books to purchase for the library.

The Student Council takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and students are able to issue invitations to Academy staff in order to increase their knowledge of issues that affect them and to explain different aspects of school life and the minutes.

Students also take part in “learning walks”, where they visit lessons and make their own comments on the quality of learning taking place. This feedback is used to help the school improve the quality of the learning experience.

Students are responsible for producing the Academy Newsletter which is available to parents and the wider community through the website.

I have been working in secondary schools for the past 7 years and what I love most is seeing the difference from the shy 11 year olds that join us in year 7, develop into confident young adults when they leave in year 11.
Mrs. K. Jude,
Student Services Manager