One of the first significant changes that Mr Shackleton implemented when he became Acting Headteacher in January 2016, was to introduce the schools Junior Leadership Team. As a school we thought it was beneficial to move away from the generic ‘school council’ and move towards a streamlined, more focussed group of students, who can help support in all areas of school improvement.
The Junior Leadership Team started with lots of positive momentum and resulted in over 60 students wanting to be part of this new venture. In the last academic year we have again streamlined the JLT to focus on three different areas. These areas, listed below, allow the students to have their say in the future of the school.
CARE – focussing on the pastoral elements of school improvement
Curriculum – focussing on the learning elements of school improvement
Community – focussing on the helping / fundraising elements of school improvement
Our Senior Leadership Team created and signed a pledge to show support to the Junior Leadership Team and have created a platform for the students of our school to have a voice and to raise their concerns, ideas and to allow them the support and direction to put these ideas into practice.