Pupil Leadership Team
We at Thomas Whitehead want to create a pupil lead culture where children take on key leadership roles and get their voice heard. We value the work of our pupil leaders, using it to shape the teaching and learning that happens at our school. We are moulding leaders of the future.
We believe that all pupils should be given the opportunity to lead an initiative or hold a position of responsibility that impacts the school, so we offer a wide range of leadership roles.
In addition to classroom responsibilities and leadership roles, we have whole school leadership initiatives, including:
- Prefects (Year 6 only)
- Pupil Voice
- Sports Leaders
- Eco Council
- Curriculum Committee
- Digital Leaders
- Pupil Librarians
Each academic year, a small handful of pupils in Year Six are voted to become Prefects. These pupils are voted for by their peers and staff within school. Prefects are, in a sense, junior members of staff and take their role seriously. The position not only allows the Year Six pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility, it also enables the younger children to learn from a good example which is why they are carefully selected. The Prefects support during lunch times, assist and lead Collective Worship, meet and greet visitors and are role models for all at Thomas Whitehead.
Our Sport Leaders are not only leaders during their PE Lessons, but are more importantly ambassadors for the subject of PE and Sport, and provide vital feedback acting as class representatives. We discuss new initiatives, desired new Sport Clubs, and help Mr Roderick spend the PE Premium money on new equipment to be able to enrich children's play and sporting experiences at Thomas Whitehead.
The Eco Council is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way Thomas Whitehead is run and help it to be environmentally friendly. The Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
The Curriculum Committee meet together to discuss our school's curriculum. This includes our news schemes and resources such as Cornerstones, Talk 4 Writing and Little Wandle, and provide vital feedback on the child's perspective of new initiatives and their learning within Thomas Whitehead.