Pupil Leadership Team
Pupil Leadership Team
The UN convention on the Rights of the Child Article 12 states ‘Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously’
In order to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain, and to ensure our school has pupil voice at the heart, we recognise that
• pupils have logical perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in the classroom, in the school, and in the community.
• pupils should have an active role in influencing decisions about these issues as well as in the implementation of these decisions.
• when pupils participate in citizenship activities, this helps develop their sense of identity and understanding of British Values.
For the Academic year 2021-2022 we will be introducing the following pupil leadership opportunities in addition to our successful sports leader programme. All pupils are able to apply, and applications can be in any format. Pupils in the leadership programme will also have the opportunity to be involved in staff interviews. Each team will have a link member of the school staff to work closely with throughout the year. Meetings with the Headteacher and the Governors will also take place regularly.
STEM Leaders- This team will support the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in school and beyond. They will have opportunities to work with the Science and Computing leads to develop learning, and also attend events and lead activities during STEM week.
Young Journalists- This team will be responsible for reporting on school and world events, and preparing articles for the school newsletter, blogs and website. They will have a role in ensuring all pupils have up to date information on issue that affect them. This group can develop campaigns on issues that matter to pupils and charitable causes.
Ash Ambassadors- This team will be responsible for building community links and representing the school. They will liaise with the church and other local schools and organisations. They will welcome visitors and support new children and staff to settle in to the school. They will accompany the Headteacher to represent the school in meetings and events.
Play Champions- This team are tasked with supporting the development of play and kindness for all across the school and nursery. They will be responsible for leading play during playtimes and linking with lunchtime and play staff. They will be involved in purchasing equipment and resources for play.
Arts Leaders- This team will support the development of the arts across the school, and curate exhibitions and performances. This group will be involved in performances and demonstrations, liaising with artists and other visitors and leading activities in Arts Week.
Equality Team- This team will help develop our school to ensure it meets the needs of all children and that everyone feels included here. They will be responsible for supporting the safeguarding team, developing our anti-bullying work and supporting our work on diversity.
Library Leaders- This team will be responsible for developing our love of reading in school, and reviewing our books. They will link with the reading lead to create ways of encouraging reading for all.