At SRA we listen to our students and aim for them to become active citizens of a democratic society. They will have plenty of opportunities to become active members of the school community during their time with us. Their contributions help us to lead change and improve the school environment with the aim of being at the forefront of student leadership.
Each member of the student body is able to become a member of the SRA Parliament, chaired by the Head Boy and Girl, if they are able to meet the criteria for entry. They are then eligible to become members of the cabinet and serve on various committees that are the engine room for change. Members of the cabinet have areas of whole school responsibility, are free to discuss and contribute to all aspects of school life and meet regularly with senior members of the staff team. They have real power and their opinions count.
Even outside of the formal structures, there are many opportunities for students to have a say in the school. Students can volunteer to observe and comment on lessons, to lead clubs and extra-curricular activities and to join groups with particular interests, such as the Eco Schools group. In the Sixth Form, students act as peer mentors for younger children in the school and can become prefects, carrying out important duties alongside members of staff.