At Purbrook Park School we believe that pupils should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school. Pupil leadership enables confidence building to raise aspirations and recognise the talent of the pupil body. We aim to provide opportunities for learners to develop leadership skills, empowering partnership between pupils and staff, to gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum areas and provide a contribution to the community they live in. Through the activities we hope everyone enjoys learning and is creative with trying new things, finding solutions and embracing their responsibilities.
Aims of our Pupil Leadership at Purbrook Park
- To empower pupils to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals.
- To enable creativity to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills and sense of fun that pupils bring.
- To provide opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both pupils and staff at Purbrook Park School.
- To prepare pupils for Higher Education and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after education.
Why does Purbrook Park offer pupil leadership opportunities?
- Shows all pupils have leadership potential and provides opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills.
- Contributes to raising standards and achievement.
- Raises self-confidence/maturity/responsibility.
- Enables creativity to flourish as the school benefits from a wealth of experiences.
- Empowers pupils to work in partnership.
- Prepares pupils for life beyond school.
- Raises aspirations.
- Improves behaviour.
- Contributes to the community they live in.
Pupil Leader expectations
Pupil Leaders are the school’s role models. They need to be pupils who work hard to reach our school's expectation of good behaviour, good attendance, constant punctuality; they also need to be always in full and correct school uniform.
What Personal Qualities do Pupils need?
- Pupils should like working with and talking to younger pupils.
- Pupils should be able to build good working relationships with staff.
- Pupils should be able to work well in a team.
- Pupils should want to make a lasting impact at school and be involved in decision making.
- Pupils should have good time management skills e.g. balancing commitments.
- Pupils should be polite, mature, responsible and reliable at all times.