Pencoedtre High School 2018-19 Pupil Voice
- Pencoedtre High Pupil Voice systems have been set up to include Year Councils representing each form in each year group – this is a group of 33 pupils who will meet regularly to voice the ideas and opinions of the pupils. They have been asked to discuss ‘Extra-curricular Clubs’ and ‘The House system’ as their first task.
- From the Year Council representatives, 15 of them have been voted on to the School parliament for this year. They had their first meeting Wednesday 3/10/18 and volunteered to join three sub committees representing 1) Community links, 2) Teaching and Learning, 3) UNCRC Rights Ambassadors. Pupils are keen to get involved in school life and have already offered to help as guides at our upcoming Transition day and Open evening.
- The school took part in the national ‘Make Your Mark Campaign’ in which pupils voted for the most important youth issue to them out of a list of 10 – this then informs the UK Youth Parliament about what issue to debate in The House of Commons in November. Our top issue voted for in this school was ‘Improvements in Mental Health Services for young people.’
- We were the first school in The Vale to post an article on the new Vale VOGBLOG – a forum for schools to share information and communicate school to school about important youth issues.
- School parliament members will be attending a training day on 25/10/18 run by The Vale Youth service at The Memorial Hall.
- A number of our pupils represent Pencoedtre High locally and are members of The Vale Youth Forum which meets monthly in The Civic Offices.
- Sana Malik in Year 12 is running for the position of Vale Youth Mayor – voting takes place in Local Democracy week 15th-19th Oct.