Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Student Voice

At Blessed William Howard, we understand the importance of empowering our students to share their views, opinions and feedback. We provide an opportunity for discussion on issues through our Sixth Form Leadership Team, Year Group Councils, the School Council, Catholic Life and Charities Captains and our termly student voice panels. Student voice provides our students with an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on new initiatives, areas for school development and issues which affect them daily, providing feedback and information on school life from the perspective of the students. 

Sixth Form Leadership Team

The Sixth Form Leadership Team consists of six Sixth Form Students who are appointed after a rigorous application and interview process. They are responsible for representing the student body, working closely across all year groups and with the senior leadership team to ensure that the school continues to develop and grow.

Year Group Councils

Led by Mrs Walker and our Pastoral Leader team, council members are elected by their peers in elections conducted at the start of each term.  The role of the tutor group representatives is to consult with their peers on the agenda items and then report back to their Year Group Councils. 

School Council

Council members are members from each Year Group Council.  Feedback and suggested actions from the School Council is presented to the Senior Leadership Team and back to the students.

Student Voice Panels

Student voice is regularly sought on various topics throughout the year. For example, on rewards and sanctions, Catholic Life and Prayer and Liturgy. Students have also been involved in the interview process for new staff.