Durrington students form leadership team

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DURRINGTON students have embarked on a mission to move their school towards its goal of becoming “outstanding”.

After successfully applying, around 50 students from all year groups at Durrington High School in The Boulevard, including the head boy and girl and their deputies, were chosen to form the Student Leadership team.

The team gives students a voice – an opportunity to represent all students in the school and have their say on behaviour, learning, teaching and the school environment.

Deputy head teacher John Fuller said: “These students represent the voice of Durrington High School and gives them an opportunity to make a difference. We, as a school, aim to be recognised by Ofsted as outstanding and we have enlisted the help of the students as they are the most powerful people in the school.”

The team is divided into three working parties – behaviour for learning, teaching and learning, and the school environment, and there is also the Student Executive, made up of the head boy and girl and their deputies.

The team has been instrumental in coming up with ideas for good practice in lessons, giving feedback on the school’s new homework website, doing food tasting for new products in the canteen and reviewing the school reward systems, coming up with ideas to redevelop the bistro and more.