Student Leadership

Rationale

Developing Student Leadership across the Academy is key, as when given the opportunity young people can have a profound impact on their schools.

Involvement in leadership activities can improve pupils’ learning as well as helping them to develop the skills and traits needed for success outside of the classroom.

Parkside Academies Student Leadership Programme aims to increase the opportunity for Student Leadership across the school and to enhance the input students have with rewards, whole school events and student well-being.

 

Whole Schools Provision and Leadership Structure

‘Parkside’s student leadership model aims to be inclusive to ensure that all students have an opportunity to lead.’

Leadership roles and responsibilities

Student Senior Leadership Team:

  • To promote academic achievement of all students regardless of ability to increase motivation, resilience and confidence.
  • Ensure that all students have excellent communication skills to allow them to access all areas of school life.
  • To make sure every child feels safe and welcome in school.
  • To support students to feel ready and prepared for secondary school.

 

Valued Voice and ambassadors:

  • To liaise with each other and increase the role of Student Leadership across school.
  • To provide valuable feedback on ‘school life’ including teaching and learning, wellbeing provision, homework and rewards.
  • To support the SSLT in their role around school and any whole school events.

 

What benefits can leadership provide?

Leadership can provide you with a range of opportunities and help you develop key skills such as communication, both your written and verbal communication skills will develop as Student Leaders are involved in a number of different activities such as presentations. Organisational skills will also be important in a Student Leadership role, and these opportunities will help you to develop your organization skills as you will need to plan and lead upcoming whole school events. Prioritisation, listening and feedback skills are also amongst those you will develop.

 

External Accreditations

PIXL Edge

PiXL Edge is offered to all students in the school throughout their school life and is a way of recognising their achievements and their contribution to both their school life and community.

PiXL Edge is a national programme that enables schools to develop and capture the student attitudes, attributes and skills which are so important for employment and life beyond school.  More than 500 schools are now members of the scheme. PiXL Edge is offered to all students in the school throughout their school life and is a way of recognising their achievements and their contribution to both their school life and community. This is an extra provision outside of timetabled lessons, therefore when invited, your child may be withdrawn from PSHE to take part in PiXL Edge and will have extra homework set to complete their targets, and after school clubs will be offered on a Tuesday night to support them.

PiXL Edge is based on the 5 LORIC principles and each student would have to complete 2 tasks in each of the following areas:

When your child is selected, you will receive a message as to how you can support your child complete their targets. If you would like your child to take part, please contact school and let us know.

 

If you wish to discuss any of the above further, please contact Mrs Sumega.

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