The Pupil Leadership Team was a new venture for Corsham Regis in the academic year 2015-16. Three Year 6 pupils were selected to monitor and evaluate different aspects of the curriculum from a pupil's perspective and report their findings back to the Academy.
The projects that they completed were very successful and gave the children at Corsham Regis a true voice. Improvements were seen in the teaching of mathematics, pupils' understanding of the importance of attendance and all stakeholders awareness of how to stay safe on line.
In the academic year 2016-17, Year 6 pupils were invited to apply to Mrs Morris, the Deputy Headteacher, for four vacant posts. The job description is below.
Job description for a Pupil Leadership Team member:
As part of the Pupil Leadership Team you will support the teachers and all other staff members to find ways of improving the learning experiences at Corsham Regis for all pupils. Your role will include looking at the teaching, learning and assessment that goes on in classrooms as well as the more general aspects of life at school. You must be prepared to share your findings and the views of other pupils with the Senior Leadership Team, the teaching staff, members of the Corsham Regis Local Governing Body and the pupils.
Excellent listening skills
Willing to respect the views of others
Represent your peers confidently and good at explaining things
Able to work co-operatively with others
Make informed decisions
Reliable and willing to give up some of your own time to attend meetings
Enthusiastic and energetic
Flexible and adaptable
Enjoy having the opportunity to solve problems
Willing to consider what is best for everyone at the school
Be prepared not to be popular with everyone
Has lots of new ideas
Mrs Morris has now recruited a new Pupil Leadership Team and they have already started looking at ways in which we can improve the quality of teaching and learning at our school.
2016-17 Our new PLT
PLT- Task 1
For their first task, the PLT conducted pupil interviews across the school. The teachers have recently introduced new codes for marking and feedback. The PLT were asked to find out, from our children, how useful the codes are in helping them to recognise what they have done well and areas for improvement in their learning. The feedback from children has already been shared with our staff so that they can continue to make improvements to marking and feedback.
Meet our first ever PLT.
Project number 3. We made E Safety videos with Corsham TV. Two months later we spoke to children from each class to find out what they could remember. The videos were later shared at the South West ICT Conference having been nominated by Wiltshire Local Authority.
Project number 2. Making sure that everyone knows why attendance is important!