Intellectual Outputs - Hungary

Support resources for setting up a school Leadership Team (Teaching and Learning)

This tool provides a guide to how East Lothian Council School (Ross High School) set up a Junior Leadership Team in their school.  This guide provides the user with PPT slides used to present the team to pupils, the advert, the application process and the interview questions used.

 

Since 2015 Pupil ‘Leadership of Learning’ has played a significant part of the School Improvement Plan (SIP).

Vision for JLT at Ross High School was to develop skills for future life and work whilst creating an ethos and environment that provides pupils with the opportunity to lead their learning.

Moving in line with ‘How Good is Your School? 4 (HGIOS?4) which states that all students should play an active role in their school and wider community and regularly take on leadership roles, including leading their learning (Education Scotland, ‘How Good Is Your School? 4, pg 22-23, 2015). It was felt that more could be done to develop a 'pupil voice' which directly contributed to and focused on improving teaching and learning.

The National Improvement Framework (NIF) recognises that leadership is one of the most important aspects of the success of any school. Further commenting that Headteachers and Teachers who are empowered and empower others to take ownership of their own learning, have a strong track record of ensuring that the highest quality of learning and teaching (Scottish Government, ‘National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education - achieving excellence and equality’, January 2016)

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Pupil council application form

This tool provides an exemplification of an application form for a secondary school pupil council.  This material was developed by Musselburgh Grammar School, East Lothian Council to support the development of their pupil council as part of their involvement in the Student Voice: Bridge to Learning project.

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Curriculum Focus Group Questions

These questions were developed to support understanding of pupil experience and to inform policy development.  The package is designed as a set of focus group questions used with Primary 1, Primary 4, Primary 7 and S1 pupils to assess learner feedback on development and progress in the implementation of the 1+2 languages policy in the South-East region of Scotland.

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Scotland: Transforming a Pupil Council

This model explores the process one secondary school in East Lothian Council, Scotland (Musselburgh Grammar School) went through to re-establish their pupil council with a renewed focus on Learning and Teaching. 

This model aims will share:

 

  • The pupil consultation identified a need for change from the structure of the previous Council
  • How the school created a more effective Pupil Council that had a stronger Pupil Voice
  • How pupils had a greater involvement in creating the new structure for the Council and to have a greater presence at Consultation events
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22

Leadership of national government forum

This material provides a model which explores how one secondary school in East Lothian Council, Scotland (Musselburgh Grammar School) developed learner voice, leadership and participation in their school leading to the pupils hosting and organising the national education forum with the Minister for Education.

 

This material aims to:

 

  • Demonstrate how pupils can effectively engage in Pupil Voice leading to a feeling of being valued and respected
  • Identify a process used to engage pupils in the planning, research & leading of a large scale event where pupil voice can be taken into account to effect change
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14

An example approach to developing a School Leadership Team

This is a model of practice developed in one Scottish secondary school in East Lothian Council, (Ross High School) where the teachers and pupils established a Junior Leadership Team with the aim of creating a forum for pupils to support driving school improvement.   This model provides an example of practice and talks through the process undertaken by the school.

 

Since 2015, Pupil ‘Leadership of Learning’ has played a significant part of the School Improvement Plan (SIP).

The vision for the Junior Leadership Team (JLT)  at Ross High School was to develop skills for future life and work whilst creating an ethos and environment that provides pupils with the opportunity to lead their learning.

Moving in line with ‘How Good is Your School? 4 (HGIOS?4) which states that all students should play an active role in their school and wider community and regularly take on leadership roles, including leading their learning (Education Scotland, ‘How Good Is Your School? 4, pg 22-23, 2015). It was felt that more could be done to develop a 'pupil voice' which directly contributed to and focused on improving teaching and learning.

The National Improvement Framework (NIF) recognises that leadership is one of the most important aspects of the success of any school. Further commenting that Headteachers and Teachers who are empowered and empower others to take ownership of their own learning, have a strong track record of ensuring that the highest quality of learning and teaching (Scottish Government, ‘National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education - achieving excellence and equality’, January 2016)

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11

Exemplar of Practice: Activating Student Voice in Health and Wellbeing

This model exemplifies how a secondary school in Scotland (North Berwick High School, East Lothian Council) set up a pupil Health and Well-being committee to activate student voice in this area.  It explores both the process and the impact and can be replicated in other school contexts.

 

The overview which follows aims to:

 

Deepen understanding of how pupil voice can be implemented in high schools

Provide specific examples of pupil leadership

Highlight how teaching staff and pupils can work together to promote and facilitate pupil voice in schools

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10

Developing Student Voice through Model United Nations

This model exemplifies how a secondary school in East Lothian Council, Scotland (North Berwick High School) engaged with the Model United Nations programme to support the development of confident and articulate student voices. It explores both the process and the impact and can be replicated in other school contexts.

 

These model aims to:

 

Deepen understanding of how pupil voice can be implemented in high schools

Provide specific examples of pupil leadership

Highlight how teaching staff and pupils can work together to promote and facilitate pupil voice in schools

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05