Pupil Voice and Leadership

We pride ourselves on our provision for pupil voice. Many of our programmes target confidence and leadership, to ensure that in later life our students are prepared, resilient and adaptable. Below, you can read about some of our voice and leadership opportunities given to students.

Mulberry Youth Conference

Our award-winning annual conference brings Sixth Form students together from a range of backgrounds to explore issues of common concern, including equality, social justice and cultural identity, showing that young people have the power to make a difference in their communities and on the world stage. It was launched in 2002 by a group of students concerned about growing divisions around the world following the September 11th attacks. The conference has since gained a reputation for its challenging discussion and powerful speakers.

Our most recent conference (Feb 2020) saw 200 students from across the country converge to reflect on the past decade, and look forward to the 2020s. Ironically, we were unable to hold our 2021 conference! However, 2022 will be our 20th conference, and we are very much looking forward to hosting a celebratory conference to commemorate.

If you were involved in a past Youth Conference and would like to be involved in our 20th Anniversary celebrations, please contact Ollie Creed on ocreed@mulberryschoolstrust.org.

Read more information on our dedicated website below.

School Council

Our school council is the main body of Pupil Voice. They carry out reports and surveys and feed back to senior staff on particular topics. In 2021, the school council is focusing on the following:

  • How environmentally friendly is our school and how can we improve?
  • What can we do to improve the lives and outcomes of young people living in East London?
  • What does leadership mean to us?
  • How can we ensure that our voices are heard?

Prefect Leadership

The Junior (Year 10) and Senior (Sixth Form) prefect teams are the key leadership roles that students play. Their roles are vital to the welcoming of guests (hospitality duties); representing the school at events (ambassadorial duties) and contributing to the way that they school is ran (voice duties).

They play a key role in the leadership journey of students at Mulberry.

For any queries about student voice and leadership, or if you would like to work with us to create more opportunities for students to have their voices heard, please contact Ollie Creed below.

Mr Ollie Creed
Enrichment Learning Coordinator
Email: ocreed@mulberryschoolstrust.org