We take the views of our pupils very seriously and School Councils provide a regular opportunity for their voices to be heard.
Each tutor group sends a delegate to either the Lower School Council (Years 7, 8 and 9), Middle School Council (Years 10 and 11) or Upper School Council (Years 12 and 13). Pupils also have the opportunity to be part of the combined KES-KEHS Pupil Committee, which looks at life across both schools. These groups all meet with the Heads of Year, Heads of School, and with the Deputy Head (Pastoral) regularly to discuss a wide variety of issues.
Pupils enjoy the opportunity to represent the views of their peers and year groups, to collaborate with others, and to feed back to their forms; and we find that these councils give the boys a much better understanding of the decision-making process, as well as fostering goodwill between pupils, support and teaching staff.
Major issues discussed have included changes to the timing of the school day, mental health and wellbeing initiatives, and the behaviour and rewards system. School Councils have instigated changes to the food offered in the Dining Hall and had input into the recent Masterplanning process, as well as keeping on top of the more day-to-day issues within the school.