St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School wants pupils to play an active and positive role in all aspects of their school life. The Learning Leaders are a group of pupils who have the opportunities and support to play a role in making decisions that affect them. The importance of pupils taking ownership of their learning and having greater roles within school decision-making is increasingly recognised.
The ideas and views of pupils need to be taken into consideration, as pointed out by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12 (respect for the views of the child),
Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
The Welsh Government recommends including the input of pupils when choosing what they will learn,
The selection of curriculum content should consider learners’ input and should provide increasing opportunities for learners to help direct their learning as they progress. Learners’ views about their experiences and about what, how and where they learn should be taken seriously when a curriculum is being designed.
Learning Leaders – Roles and responsibilities
- Help to identify new topics and themes.
- Help to evaluate past topics and themes.
- Help to decide what classes want to learn and how they will learn it.
- To represent the viewpoints and ideas of their class.
- To meet regularly, and to provide feedback about discussions and meetings, to their class.
- To contribute to the voice and vision of the school.
Learning Leaders Plan – Summer 2021
|Aims||Who will do it?||What will we do?||Actions||Timescale|
|Create Learning Leaders group||Mr Anthony, class teachers and pupils||Select two Learning Leaders from each class and outline their roles and responsibilities||-Select Learning Leaders
-Outline roles and responsibilities
|Understanding children’s ideas||Learning Leaders and each class||Each class completes a questionnaire to understand the viewpoint of the pupils to help teachers plan for future work||-Create questionnaire
|Understanding children’s ideas||Mr Anthony||Summarise the answers from the questionnaires and share the results with the class teachers, and place on our display board||-Summarise findings
|To introduce the new curriculum to the children||Mr Anthony and the Learning Leaders with their classes||Learning Leaders will talk with their classes about the new Welsh curriculum||-Create PowerPoint about new Welsh curriculum
-Learning Leaders talk with their classes about the new curriculum