When given the opportunity, young people can have a profound impact on their school. They can also help develop the tools needed for success outside of the classroom, gaining communication and organisation skills, team work and an understanding of other peoples points of view, backgrounds and needs.
Pewsey Vale provides a supportive and challenging learning environment where all students are empowered to succeed. We encourage all students to take on roles in our school community and believe this is vital to developing our core values.
Respect • Integrity • Trust • Diligence • Fearless • Driven
We are passionate about ensuring that your child has access to the best opportunities which will help them achieve. The development of a student leadership team provides these opportunities for pupils to develop the characteristics of a successful person and improves academic success, opening doors to their future. Our school community can work together to ensure that all students reach their full potential in their academic and personal development.
The Student Leadership can promote academic achievements of all students, regardless of ability, which can increase motivation, resilience and conﬁdence. It can ensure that all students feel safe and welcome. It can also be a vital channel for providing feedback on 'school life'; for teaching and learning, wellbeing, homework and much more. It opens up the opportunity for students to approach members in their own year group, rather than having to approach someone they are less comfortable with.
We believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school. Many Student Leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and supporting the school’s vision for inclusive leadership that generates a culture of shared responsibility and pride for staﬀ and students.
Aims of our Student Leadership Programme
• To give the student body a collective Voice.
• To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging initiatives which impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both students and staﬀ.
• To empower students to work in partnership with staﬀ towards our shared vision.
• To prepare students for their future by achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.
The range of leadership opportunities that we oﬀer gives our student body their Voice and the conﬁdence to help them prepare them for post 16 life.
We have many students who are keen to be involved in the Student Leadership Programme and who wear their special badges with pride which identify them to all students in school.
The Student Voice is elected from years 7-11 and is made up of student Navigators from each year group. The Student Voice supports the student leadership team and works with students and staﬀ across a range of diﬀerent areas including Diversity and Wellbeing, Teaching and learning supporting our community and charity work.
The Student Leadership Team will meet regularly to discuss any issues or announcements which may have arisen from the student body and these, in turn, will be reported on to the Head Teacher and SLT at regular meetings. Representatives of the Senior Student Leadership Team will attend the Pewsey Parish council meetings.
The Student Leadership can also help inﬂuence some staﬀ appointments, as members are otien involved in the interview process, making up the student panel. The leadership is student-centred allowing pupils to learn to work together to play a positive role within our school community.