Student Voice Co-ordinator: Miss Terry
Student Voice plays a significant role in the life and culture of Cedars Upper. It is led by our Senior Students who are elected in the summer term by the entire Sixth Form, Year 11 students and staff. These students lead the Student Council and the Help Week Committee. Our famous Help Week events raises in excess of £5000 a year for charities and we fundraise on another three separate days throughout the year as well for charities. The Senior Students meet with the Student Voice Coordinator, Miss Terry, weekly to ensure the voice of the students is continually heard.
Anyone is welcome to attend the Student Council. The council meets regularly to discuss issues and raise concerns. Tutor groups nominate and vote in representatives democratically. Student council members create assemblies and also work closely with staff on ensuring that we move forward with issues such as the environment. Anti bullying and inclusion.
There are many other ways to get involved with Student Voice at Cedars Upper outside of the councils. We have our Student Interviewers who are trained and an essential part of our Cedars staff recruitment process and who get to ask potential employees vital questions and decide whether they are suitable for the job.
We have our LGBT+ Group who meet regularly to discuss issues affecting the LGBT+ community and work to support students in this community, as well as ensure our school is inclusive and supportive.
Our students are also often invited to join Student Panels and Focus Groups in order to gain their views on a wide range of issues.
Recently we have been awarded the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Quality Mark, part of this work has involved students being trained as Equality Ambassadors. These students lead assemblies and initiatives to promote equality, diversity and inclusion at Cedars.