At Mangotsfield, we aspire to be movers and shapers of our future. We understand the importance providing our learners with the opportunities and support to play a role in making the decisions that affect them and others. The principles of effective pupil leadership include:
- Recognising that learners have perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in their classrooms, in the school, and the wider community
- Giving learners an active role in influencing decisions about these issues as well as in the implementation of these decisions
Encouraging pupils to participate in pupil leadership opportunities in order to develop new skills forms an important part of each learner's development. There are many opportunities for learners to contribute to the life of the school through their engagement with specific roles throughout the school: Curriculum Council, Worship Workers, Prefects, Sports Leaders, House Captains and Vice-Captains.
At Mangotsfield, we believe leadership behaviours start at a young age and know the importance of role modelling these to our youngest learners. We run a 'buddy' system where all Y5 and Y6 learners are paired with an EYFS and Y1 learners respectively for a two year cycle. They will meet to share books and activities throughout the year and the relationship they form is beneficial to both parties through building confidence, responsibility, communicative skills and values-led behaviours.
Led by Mr Churches as Pupil Leadership Ambassador, our whole staff team are keen to facilitate leadership and responsibility within their classrooms, outside of the traditional roles listed above. Staff consistently...
- Demonstrate to learners that their views are respected by providing a range of opportunities to capture them
- Foster leadership skills in the classrooms by actively engaging pupils in the learning process and identifying leadership skill development in the curriculum
- Think beyond traditional leadership roles and involve as many pupils in as wide a range as possible with leadership and other responsibilities in the classroom
- Ensure all staff are supportive of pupil leadership ideas and practices in order to promote inclusivity and encourage pupil participation
- Work with the community, such at St James Church, to form partnerships to support the development of leadership skills in young people.
- Regularly share knowledge and information about the successes of pupil leadership with the whole school and wider community
Pupil Leadership Ambassador
House Captains and Vice-Captains