DASP Student Voice
Student Voice Noticeboard
This page is for information and Minutes of Student Voice meetings.
Also for any other notices and comments from Student Voice bodies in DASP.
Thomas Hardye Student Voice and DASP Schools get involved with this BBC Project. Also the sporting challenges between the two schools are available on video as they take place.
Minutes of Meetings
The following Minutes of DASP Student Voice meetings are available for download:
The following Minutes of Dorset's County Student Voice meetings are available for download:
Our representatives are one girl from Year 11 THS, one girl from Year 8 St Mary's Puddletown, one boy from Year 6 DMS and one boy from Year 4 St Mary's Catholic First.
What happens at a Student Voice Meeting?
To get an idea of how useful the DASP Student Voice is, we have a report on one mini pyramid meeting and what was discussed.
Eco-Schools in DASP
At our meeting on 8th July, Katy Loveless and the DASP Student Voice Panel gave a presentation concerning the Eco-schools Scheme and what schools can do to achieve this. If you would like to see the Powerpoint pepared by Katy you can download it here.
Notes and resources from the meeting of 5th November 2009
Our meeting of 5th November had a number of useful presentations on Eco schools and the 10:10 scheme.
Puddletown First gave a presentation on Eco Schools
They also made a Powerpoint about their work to become an Eco School
Cheselbourne First made a Powerpoint all about their work to become an Eco School
Thomas Hardye students make their presentation
Transition Town Dorchester
Transition Town Dorchester is a local community organisation that wants to meet the challenge of climate change and peak oil dependency.
Marion Dove of Transition Town Dorchester would be happy to come into schools to talk about the issues and what we can do as a community. She can be contacted at:
and see the website at:
See these websites for more support on the Student Voice.
A UK site for all things concerned with the students view on schools and the education community. (Secondary based)
The UK Student Voice Project
The Specialist Schools Trust Student Voice page.
The website for the Children's Commissioner for England
Dorset Pupil Voice Website
The Original DASP Student Voice Launch
DASP is committed to ensuring that students have a say in their education. All our schools have student voice bodies, who meet regularly to discuss school matters. Representatives from these bodies now meet to discuss matters concerning all DASP schools.
Monday 8th October 2007 at Dorchester Town Hall, marked the launch of the Dorchester Area Schools’ Partnership Student Voice initiative. Whilst many schools have School Council/Student Voice bodies, we believe this is the first time a whole pyramid or partnership of schools have worked together to listen to what young people think about their school community.
The day was opened by David Barrett, then Mayor of Dorchester. It introduced young people to the notion of sharing, decision making and democracy. Working within an example of a local seat of democracy (the Town Hall), they examined the empowerment of young people in schools. The day was jointly organised by the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership and David Powell of the Education Department of Dorset County Council (and also ex-DASP!).
Each of the 18 schools in DASP sent student representatives to the Conference. This means that all DASP children were represented, from 4 year olds to 19 year olds. The day will be followed up by further, regular meetings. The idea is to find solutions, not just describe the problem. Typical issues might be Citizenship, Rights Respecting Schools, Behaviour and Bullying.