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 2017-18, Year 6 pupils were invited to apply to Mr Spicer, the Headteacher, for 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
Mr Spicer 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.
Task 1 - November 2017: The Pupil Leadership Team were asked to evaluate the effectiveness of our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Week. There report is below. The feedback they have gathered is very positive overall.
Task 2 - Finding out what children across the school have learned about online safety this academic year.
Task 3 - The Pupil Leadership Team interviewed Girls from across the school to find out why, in a lot of our results, Boys tend to do better than Girls. The results are interesting and are with Mrs Symons and the Curriculum Leadership Team for English and Mathematics for consideration.
Task 5: I tasked the Pupil Leadership Team to evaluate the successes so far of Take One Note. From talking to our pupils, the results are quite interesting. Despite what some of the children perceive to be the case, a lot of the curriculum has links to the piece of music chosen by each class.