Student voice at Surbiton High School has developed to include a multitude of communication channels for pupils across the School to share their opinions and actively engage in the development of the School:
School Council – each year group is represented by its own School Council and meets termly to discuss whole-school development and raise the concerns of each year group.
Student Governing Body – we are developing a forum for the student leaders across the School to engage with the Senior Leadership of the staff in commenting on and making decision over strategic areas of school development.
Tootoot – Tootoot is a safe, secure and diverse web-based safeguarding tool, which allows young people of all age ranges to report incidents of bullying, problems they could be having at the School or any issues that may be concerning them in an anonymous, confidential and discreet manner. These individual cases are monitored, managed and resolved by a team of mentors within the School.
Tootoot reduces the friction and stigma attached to the reporting of such incidents and ultimately provides the School with the tools required to track, monitor and resolve cases efficiently and significantly reduce bullying, abuse, racism, stress, anxiety, and mental health issues.
Tootoot not only encourages our young people to report issues and concerns, but it also encourages them to work together and strengthen communication links between them and school staff by removing barriers.
United Learning ‘Learning from Learners’ Survey – an annual survey in the Autumn Term for all pupils in Years 7 to 10 that allows them to have their voice heard on the whole School, from their view of the School to specific core subjects. The survey allows for benchmarking between year groups and across the United Learning group. Pupil engagement is over 90% and the highlights for each year group are analysed and discussed by pupils as part of the Spring Term School Council meetings.
Surveys – regular internal surveys are carried out with pupils on a range of issues across the School to better inform decision-making. Regular surveys include Learning and Teaching, Homework and School Lunch provision.