"The inclusive practice is evident in School Council meetings, demonstrating the School's commitment to consulting and listening to the views of young people" OfSTED 2010.
The views of pupils are key reference points for planning and monitoring our provision; indeed, they are the most fundamental and sensitive of quality control systems.
Pupils are able to express their views in a variety of formal and informal ways.
- The School Council plays an important role ensuring pupils are able to express their views on whole school issues and actively participate in decision making.
- Frequent formal and informal discussions both in the residential units and the classrooms between pupils and staff provide a forum for sharing views in a conducive setting.
- Every pupil has an Independent Support Worker who acts as an advocate facilitating the Every Child Matters framework.
- The pupil’s Annual Review is the formal opportunity to express views and aspirations. Where it would not cause stress pupils/students are invited to attend their reviews.
- Frequent and meaningful links with family and friends are always encouraged. Should it be required, assistance is given to write, e-mail and use telephones.
We hope you will enjoy finding out about our school and why it’s a great place for students.
We have produced a booklet for students who may wish to come to St Elizabeth’s and we will be happy to send this to you.
We hope to see you soon!
School Council 2010 -11