Student Leadership statement
At Pearl Hyde, we recognise that our children are the leaders of the future and therefore provide a range of opportunities for children to develop their leadership skills. Children’s voice is valued and promoted – each academic year, our children are given a platform to express the views of their school to help shape its development. At Pearl Hyde, we recognise that student leadership is crucial to all careers, so as a school we are passionate about improving oracy stills and student leadership plays a role in this. We encourage all of our pupils to embrace the wide range of opportunities available to them – and always seek to find new ways that we can further empower our pupils. This enables our children to develop as individuals, and as a community and grow the school as a whole. We also strive to mould leaders of the future, ready for work, ready for the world. We want to develop confident and articulate leaders who can share their views with any audience and apply their leadership skills to real-life situations.
The aim of the various teams within the Student Leadership Team is to enable children the chance to have leadership within the school, ensuring that their voices and opinions are heard. We are a pupil-led school, regularly receiving pupil voices to make improvements. Therefore, we are giving the children the opportunity to assist with those improvements along the journey.
We have developed a range of leadership opportunities for our children. For some of the leadership positions, children are elected by their peers through a democratic process, instilling our British value, democracy. Others require children to apply for the position often requiring a written application, giving a presentation and going through a selection process.
2023-2024 Leadership roles
|How the group is formed and their role
|Head Boy and Head Girl
|Pearl Hyde Parliament is an elected group of children who meet with school leaders to work on matters related to the school and the local community. They will complete an application and be voted in by their class.
|Pearl Hyde Parliament
|Pearl Hyde Parliament is an elected group of children who meet with school leaders to work on matters related to the school and the local community. They will complete and application and be voted in by their class.
|House captains are selected by Miss Arnold once the Pearl Hyde parliament has been chosen. They must maintain a high level of commitment throughout the year to promote school events such as open days and sports days, encourage and motivate their team as well and assist the Head boy and Head girl.
|House captains are selected by Miss Arnold once the Pearl Hyde parliament has been chosen. They must maintain a high level of commitment throughout the year to promote school events such as open days and sports days, encourage and motivate their team as well as assist the Head boy and Head girl.
|Children are selected after application and work on school-based and wider eco- initiatives including recycling and energy use and raising awareness of important environmental issues. This will all be work to receive our Green Flag.
|Children are selected after application and chosen by Mrs Shilton. Science Ambassadors support and coordinate the running of the science zone at lunch and support the preparation of upcoming science projects.
|Children are selected by the class teacher. This group focuses on online safety and behaviour as well as new technology and applications.
|Children are selected after application and chosen by Mrs Shilton. Librarians are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school’s library.
|Children are selected after application and chosen by Mrs Shilton. Science Ambassadors support and co-ordinate the running of the science zone at lunch and support the preparation of upcoming science projects.
Student leadership at Pearl Hyde enables our children to become more independent and confident in themselves, increasing self-awareness in activities in their learning and outside the classroom. Children will become more responsible for themselves, their learning and their behaviours and in doing so create role models for others and instil ‘The Pearl Hyde Way’, which in turn will increase their engagement in learning in the classroom as well in school life. They will learn how to work together, become leaders and develop their personal skills, learning to work collaboratively with staff and other children that are characterized by mutual trust and respect. Children will develop their social skills which will enable them to communicate their point of view, lead a variety of tasks, speak to an audience and create greater interpersonal skills and in turn, this will develop oracy across the school. Overall, this will create great participation, empowering them to participate in their own learning and feel a sense of enjoyment in the classroom and around school as a result of their voices being heard.