Junior Leadership Team

The new Junior Leadership Team started with lots of positive momentum and resulted in over 40 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 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.

Senior Leadership Team Pledge

At Oldbury Academy we are dedicated to working with students to bring about continued school improvement. In order to achieve this, we pledge to:

  • Give all students the opportunity to share their views on a range of topics
  • Allow students to lead change that results in school improvement
  • Ensure Oldbury Academy is a happy and productive place for all students
  • Foster a dynamic learning environment and provide students with a platform to succeed
  • Support the JLT to gain vital information for school improvement
  • Empower the JLT with independence, resources and support

Allowing our students to have the confidence, opportunity and ambition to move their school forward is absolutely key to the staff and governors at Oldbury Academy. The JLT meet regularly and are able to discuss and implement the ideas and suggestions of their peers. The JLT support with whole school events like cake sales, anti-bullying weeks and student surveys.

We are now in a situation where students apply and fill in an application form for a place on our JLT. This encourages our students to use skills that they would need in life, at an early age. We have recently introduced a structure to our JLT to ensure that key messages, action points and plans get implemented and executed consistently and effectively.

All of the students on the JLT work really hard to ensure that their school is a place where students feel happy and safe, and more importantly, feel listened to.

Our JLT members are brilliant at delivering key messages in assemblies and producing materials for form tutors to share with their students during form time.

Oldbury Academy is dedicated to listening to their students, and we want to create a team of students who will be sustainable and provide a different perspective on the decisions that we make for the benefit of our students.

Examples of activities completed by the JLT
  • Guides at open evenings
  • Year 6 induction days
  • Creating resources for assemblies and form time
  • Organising fundraising activities
  • Meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Sandwell to discuss equality
  • Meeting with local authority representatives
  • Meeting with the local community
  • Writing to the staff to thank them for their efforts