Student Voice

At Frome College we know that Student Voice is an essential part of the College’s continued development. We ask for Student Voice regularly in the following ways: 
  • Open Door Policy. All students are welcome to speak to their teachers, tutors, senior leaders and support staff about any issues that they want to raise.  

  • Weekly Student Voice Meetings with the Principal. The Principal sees students weekly in groups of 10. All students will be seen by the Principal at least once every academic year. 

  • Student Union. The College student and staff body elect a President and Vice President annually. The President and Vice President work with students across the College to plan and work towards objectives during their time in the role.

  • Student Council. Each tutor group elect a Tutor Rep who attends termly Student Council Meetings. Prior to these meetings the Tutor Rep meets with their tutor group who can raise any items for the Student Council Meeting Agenda. These meetings are chaired by the President and Vice President of the Student Union and the Vice Principal and a Governor also attends these meetings. The Tutor Reps feedback the meeting minutes to all students in their Tutor Group. Meeting minutes are published and can be found at the link below.  

  • Student Termly Surveys. Prior to the termly Student Council Meeting, all students are invited to complete a Student Voice Survey. The results of this are form one of the items on the Student Council Meeting agendas. Student Voice with the Governors. Each term a group of Governors meet with a group of students to collect student voice.  

The outcomes of all elements of Student Voice are fed back to the Senior Leadership Team and the Governors at least once each term and are used to monitor and inform improvement planning. 

You said… 

  • you wanted change in the canteen: more healthy and Vegan options and to reduce the length of the queues.  

We listened and…  

  • changed the catering company to a company offer a pre-pay app to reduce the queues, a range of healthy options including Vegan options and more venues where food can be purchased. 

You said… 

  • you wanted to change the House names to make them more up to date and inclusive.  

We listened and…  

  • held a student and staff vote and changed to the House names to Mars, Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.  

You said… 

  • you wanted more revision sessions on offer leading up to exams for all year groups.  

We listened and…  

  • tripled the amount of revision sessions on offer leading up to exams.  

You said… 

  • you wanted unisex cubicle toilets. 

We listened and…  

  • refurbished 2 toilet blocks with individual cubicles. 3 out of 4 toilet blocks are refurbished, with plans in place to refurbish the final one.  

You said… 

  • you wanted a unisex, ethically sourced and more affordable College Uniform.  

We listened and…  

  • adapted the uniform to ensure all items are unisex, reduced the price, changed the supplier to a local company and changed elements of the uniform so that all items are sourced in the UK (and locally where possible) and plastic is reduced.  

You said… 

  • you wanted to continue work on making College as inclusive as possible.  

We listened and…  

  • raised the profile of Pride Month and Black History Month, ensured that all staff completed training on the use of inclusive language and provided the funding for the printing and distribution of the Progressive Change Society’s monthly publication.  
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