The vision for Student Leadership at Monkwearmouth Academy is to develop student’s social, cultural and economic capital which prepares them for a range of roles in society as effective citizens, including leadership positions. That students will have opportunities to actively participate in the leadership of their academy experience to provide feedback to academy leaders on aspects of Teaching and Learning, Personal Development, Curriculum and Enrichment provision.
The aims of student leadership at Monkwearmouth Academy are to:
► Provide opportunities to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects that impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both students and staff at the academy
► Empower students to work with staff towards shared goals
► Enable creativity to flourish as the academy community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills, and sense of fun that students bring
► Prepare pupils for Further and Higher Education and for building personal character.
As participants in their learning, pupils will contribute to the development, and leadership of their school experience. Through their involvement in student leadership students will develop their communication, self-regulation and critical thinking skills. Students are given responsibilities, which can develop confidence; which are vital skills in any career path. Student Leadership allows pupils to voice their opinion and represent their peers, as well as ensure that the student voice for the academy as a whole is heard; this gives the academy a wider variety of ideas for academy development from the student perspective.
It is the Student Leadership Team that voices the ideas of the entire student body to the academy and ensures that the ideas of the students are considered in decisions made within the academy. They set out to be excellent role models and encourage others to do the same.
This is achieved through a range of student leadership roles which contribute to student leadership development.