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Student leadership and responsibility

Student leadership and responsibility are encouraged at Quarrydale through a variety of activities and a well-represented student council. 

Quarrydale Council is a group of students who are elected to act as the official voice for all students. The council meets on a regular basis and discusses any issues that arise. They then decide on what issues they should follow up and what action they should take. The issues are ones that matter to the students and are important for the whole school. ‘Student Voice’ is important because it provides the student body with a forum where their needs are listened to and understood, and where they are actively encouraged to take on responsibility and leadership.


Students only support their school council if it does things that are important to them, the school council uses different methods to find out what students and staff think.

  • Tutor group discussions
  • Year council discussions
  • Surveys / questionnaires
  • Getting All the Students involved


Tutor Group Council

This refers to the registration group; every student takes part in regular tutor meeting to discuss any issues people want to raise. Each tutor group at Quarrydale has 2 representatives, elected by members of the tutor group.

Year Council

Tutor groups elect representatives to the year council, where they discuss issues with the reps of all other tutor groups in their year. They keep the tutor groups up to date with what is being discussed or what projects are going to run. Once a project is running especially a fundraiser any member of the year group can get involved.


School Council

Year councils elect representatives to become members of various Whole School Council committees. These committees are Curriculum, Site and Community.

The Curriculum School Council is involved in issues and projects such as:

  • The interview process for new members of staff
  • Redesigning the Year 8 Options booklet and Options advice for Year 8 students

The Site School Council is involved in issues and projects such as:

  • The bike sheds
  • The redesign of the dining hall and its menus
  • Various displays around the school

The Community School Council is involved in issues and projects such as:

  • Intergenerational meetings
  • Fundraising (Operation Christmas Child, Children in Need, Epilepsy Awareness, Action Aid, Kings Mill Children’s Ward.
  • School Linking project with Sir William Robertson High School, Lincoln


Furthermore, as part of the school  calendared Quality Assurance process, the views of the students across all year groups are surveyed regularly.  This is so as the quality of provision is continually evaluated and that students feel a greater sense of ownership over their school. This surveying is now part of the whole-school calendar, so as improvements can be evaluated across the different areas of the school on a consistent basis.