Student Voice is a strength at The Roseland Academy. We hold annual student surveys in addition to having a vocal and active Student Leadership Team so that students’ views and ideas are communicated and considered by the Leadership Team of the school.
Students from every tutor group each have the opportunity to put themselves forward for election on to the Student Leadership Team and have regular half-termly meetings to share their opinions and those of their tutor group. These students effectively chair their own meetings and prepare presentations to staff. Their points of view are considered and valued.
Students at The Roseland have many opportunities to become involved in Student Leadership. We have various categories of prefects who attend school events as ambassadors for the school, delivering speeches and votes of thanks on formal occasions. We recruit prefects to run a ‘tutor buddy’ mentoring service for younger students and support students who need more reading practice. Our eLearning Centre is also supported by dedicated prefects to support with homework.
Students also play an integral part in the interviewing and recruitment of new staff.
Fundraising is a strong example of our student-led activities; almost every term students run various events for charities that they are involved in or wish to support. Recent examples have included a non-uniform day for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, Race for Life, Christmas Jumper Day and Children in Need appeal.
The Duke of Edinburgh and Sports Leaders Award schemes enable our students to hone their leadership skills whilst also contributing to the local community in various ways, especially at Primary Sports Network events.