Student Voice is important at Harlington, we want young people to be involved in the decision making of our school.
We operate a School Council, three House Councils, and a Sports Council with groups of studens also involved in Student Voice activities throughout the year.
Head Boy and Head Girl nominations, campaigns and elections are held in the last half of the summer term, with each member of student and staff body voting.
House and Sports Captains are drawn from representatives in Sixth Form and are voted for by other Sixth Form students.
The Head Boy and Head Girl hold weekly meetings with the House Captains and Sports Captains to discuss curent and up-coming developments and events.
Student Voice Success
In recent years, House and Sports Councils successfully lobbied for funds to be spent on:
- An outdoor learning space for the Sixth Form to use
- An upgrade to the playground sports facilities
- A recording studio for the music department
- Trips and events for all year groups
- Social activities run by the councils, for all students including a variety of talent shows and annual Halloween parties
They have also raised thousands of pounds for various charitable causes and helped to appoint members of staff through sitting on interview panels for prospective teachers.
School Council students regularly have the opportunity to develop their leadership skils through a variety of events and visits. Each year our young leaders learn about Local Government through a trip to the Civic Centre to meet the Mayor of Hillingdon. This year our Local MP John McDonnell addressed our School Council in order to discuss local issues facing young people.
Students have learnt about national politics through visits to the Houses of Parliament, and recently ran an election which featured some of our Year 10 students as candidates for the major political parties.