Student Empowerment and Voice

Name of School:


Our school is considered:


In five words or less, describe your prototype

Empower all students “to find a voice”

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

Build upon the strategies/progress that has been made with Student Leadership to empower all students “to find a voice” and advocate for their own learning requirements?

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

1) Student Leadership (Grades 7 & 8) will continue to be given opportunities to drive the culture of the building
  • Student leadership will be transitioning from single event based planning to school wide initiatives such as community partnerships
2) Provide students in Grades 4 to 6 with opportunities to run “smaller” school events or projects with mentorship from student leadership students.
  • Junior Leadership:  Finding opportunities for leadership at the younger grades where by students build skills gradually over time. 
3) Provide a mechanism by which students within the school have a voice into school governance
  • The development of a more formal mechanism (e.g. focus groups), to garner student feedback on policies and procedures that directly affect the students
4) Provide the skills and opportunities for students to be able to advocate for their own learning needs in a thoughtful and productive way
  • Students are self identifying when they need to use a technique for self-regulation or take advantage of their own optimal learning environment