Student Leadership Team
The Student Leadership Team is a new initiative which we launched in October 2021 in order to empower, develop and challenge pupils. The aims of the Student Leadership Team are to provide opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and well being for both pupils and staff at our school. It is intended to be an inclusive, structured forum for discussion and decision-making: a means for children to raise issues and concerns and a forum through which we can consult pupils.
From Year 3 pupils were invited to apply in writing or via another medium to be on the Student Leadership Team outlining why they thought they would be a suitable candidate for the role. We were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of applications and, above all, those applying to be on the junior SLT want to be there because they believe that they can make a difference. They care about our school and want to make it a better place. We were looking for pupils who are:
- respectful of others
- able and willing to compromise / negotiate
- effective communicators
Being a member of the Student Leadership Team enables children to develop responsible attitudes, gives them a feeling of belonging, encourages them listening to others and help develop self-confidence. It also improves pupil/teacher relationships.