Student Voice is a valued aspect of our work at High Tunstall. Students are encouraged to share ideas, offer opinions and show initiative in all aspects of college life.
Students are, for example involved in the planning and delivery of college events, form part of our interview procedures and give feedback on curricular issues.
The College Council was formed to facilitate the gathering and sharing of students’ views.
The College Council meets fortnightly and is chaired by the Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies. Minutes of these meetings are fed back to House Councils and then to tutor groups. Students’ ideas and opinions are passed on through the Year Council to College Council. The Head Boy and Head Girl meet regularly with the Headteacher to discuss issues arising in the college and in the local community. Council members represent High Tunstall at Hartlepool Schools Council meetings and are often asked to contribute to discussions with the Local Authority. Other groups run by the students – with the support from staff – include the MAD team (Make a Difference) and the Eco Group.