This is a new and exciting development in our school community, Senedd MHS have already actioned positive changes to our school life via active pupil voice. I believe that the team will continue to bring about tangible change.
As ALN Senedd we have spoken to all of the Bay pupils explaining how we can support them to get their views across to the MHS Senedd. We have also created a ppt to promote the team on Facebook. We have created resources to put up on display to help pupils if they have any concerns about ALN.
We have also designed an area in the library where pupils who feel alone can join us and play board games. We have given an order to Mrs Squelch so that we purchase new board games and furniture.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
In school, we aim to make Mental Health and Wellbeing a more popular topic! This term, we implemented a Wellbeing Hub in the library which can be used as a safe space for pupils. The anti bullying champions, safeguardians and members of the senedd are positioned in this hub during break to support pupils with any enquiries they may have.
We understand that pupils may feel more comfortable speaking to a pupil as opposed to a member of staff so having these roles within school is vital for pupil support. In the future, we want to offer support to pupils around exam season and also put attention on pupils mental health around any stressful situation at any time no matter how big or small.
Diversity & inclusion
As a group, we want to encourage more pupils and let them have the opportunity to contribute within different activities. We also feel the need for others to have an understanding of different groups of people. We would also like to start an LGBTQ+ group. We want to investigate the school policies to ensure all groups are represented and have a voice. We are meeting with Mr Sayers where we will discuss the actions that we want taken. We will also be meeting up with Mrs Eynon to discuss how this can be shared in Hwb time
Sport, culture & the arts
The school’s drama group has been putting together a production of ‘Our House’. The school Wind Band which is conducted by Mr Sanders has been continually growing and learning new pieces such as ‘The Cars Soundtrack’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believing’. Mr Sanders says that “The school band gives pupils the opportunity to play music in a group which has been impossible for over 2 years because of the Pandemic”. He also says that “It’s a great learning experience and the band has been doing really well!”.
The school also has a Brass Ensemble with Mr Barrett and a Woodwind Ensemble with Mr Sanders. We aim to encourage more pupils to take part in the extracurricular learning opportunities that the school offers this year as they haven’t been able to do any for the past 2 years such as sports, music and much more!
Education: Teaching and learning
This year we are looking to plan more subject days such as the ‘Year 11 Biology Day’. We also want to focus on promoting key skills for life such as Numeracy, Literacy, D.C.F / I.C.T as we believe that these skills will be core for life after school. We also plan to improve the learning environment inside the classrooms, especially the science labs.
We would like to try and improve the behaviour inside and outside the classroom as a good behaved class gets the most out of the lesson. Lastly, we are excited to announce that we have introduced V.R goggles, these are available to classes and with this new and interesting experience we are hoping the pupils will be more engaged than ever!
Economy & finance
So far, we have been able to put together a reasonable budget. Now we have this, we are able to be approached by the other senedd groups with their ideas. From there we can fund the projects that they have without affecting the other funding in the school. A few of the Senedd groups have come to us with ideas and we look forward to working with them to push their ideas into the rest of the school.
I am very proud of the young people that make up Senedd MHS. The brilliant work they have done has already had a positive impact to our whole school community. I am very excited to see what they will achieve next.
Da iawn pawb!
Ms Morris – Headteacher