Rationale

Pupil leadership provides an opportunity for children to participate actively in the decision-making processes at our school. Children are encouraged to take on leadership roles in an endeavour to increase their own leadership skills, act as effective role models for the pupil body and offer responsible service to their school and peers. We also offer practical leadership and development opportunities to enhance teamwork, communication skills, problem solving and initiative thus preparing our children for all that lies ahead at senior school.

Aims

  • To provide opportunities for children to play a significant and effective role in the decision making processes of our school.
  • To provide an opportunity for children to become skilled in all aspects of leadership.
  • To ensure that pupil leaders are positive role models for other children.
  • To provide a democratic forum where all children are represented by a peer leader.
  • To demonstrate and uphold the school’s values and Code Of Conduct.

Implementation

YEAR 1 Assemblies, charity events, registers, lunch helper, book monitor

YEAR 2 Assemblies, charity events, registers, lunch helper, book monitor

YEAR 3 Leadership day, assemblies, charity events, registers

YEAR 4 Leadership day, school council, library, assemblies, charity events, registers

YEAR 5 Leadership weekend, school council, team captains

YEAR 6 Leadership weekends, school council, boarding council, team captains

YEAR 7 Leadership trip to Wales, team captains, school council, boarding council

YEAR 8 Adventure training at Skern Lodge, prefects, school council, boarding council, House captains, Head of Choir, Head of Orchestra, team captains, open day guides, Thursday Leadership programme, mentoring, Library monitor, science monitor, school photographer, chapel monitor.

Adventure Training Programme Year 3-8

Team Spirit and Camp Craft

On the school grounds, we focus on practical leadership and development tasks. These tasks are tailored to the year group to ensure progressive and fun problem solving whether as an introduction to leadership or a year group bonding day. It can also be turned into a 2 day programme with an overnight camp to aid development and teach camp craft and survival under canvas.

Summit Trek

The ultimate test of teamwork, leadership and communication skills is to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon. There is a preparation phase to get acclimatised and learn the necessary skills followed by the challenge to reach the summit of the highest mountain in Wales. The accommodation is a mix of camping in barns and under canvas; teams will be completely self sufficient. The team performance will be carefully facilitated to ensure that all the children have a fulfilling and exciting experience.


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