The views of students are very important at Slough and Eton. We have a strong pastoral system which encourages students to share their views with their Head of Year, Tutor and peers. We regularly consult the students and ask them to share their views and experiences of school using questionnaires, interviews, lesson observations and work sampling.
In addition to these ongoing systematic consultations we also have an active and well respected School Council which is coordinated by the Head Prefects. Our School Council provides a meaningful way in which students can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. It is also an important and useful way for us to provide leadership and development opportunities for our students. We believe our School Council is also an excellent way to increase student participation in school decisions and for them to learn about democracy, citizenship and the importance of accountability. Student representatives to the School Council are elected by their peers and the regularly gather the views of their year group and the broader student body. The issues raised by School Council are discussed with the Headteacher at School Council meetings and many of the students suggestions have led to positive changes within the school.