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Learning to Lead

This September will see the launch of a new and dynamic Student Voice within Brynmawr Foundation School. - LEARNING TO LEAD

This new system is in line with ESTYN's Key Questions 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.22, 1.23, 2.11, 3.21.

Pupil participation is at the heart of the School Effectiveness Framework, and is set out in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

All students from years 7 to 10 completed a self-evaluation on whom they felt most suitable to be on the following:

Healthy Schools
Media and Press / Website Updates
Learning and Teaching / Targets
Rewards and Sanctions
Charity and Fundaraising
School Environment / Fair Trade Schools
All year groups will be represented on the above panels.
Suggestion boxes for each will be available for all pupils to submit ideas.

All committees / review panels will then be represented on the Full School Council.
President / Vice-President will be elected in the first meeting in October.

Positions of Responsibility

New positions have been created in keystage 3 and 4.

Key Stage 4 Student Leader - Male
Key Stage 4 Student Leader - Female
Key Stage 4 Deputy Student Leader - Male
Key Stage 4 Deputy Student Leader - Female

Key Stage 3 Student Leader - Male
Key Stage 3 Student Leader - Female
Key Stage 3 Deputy Student Leader - Male
Key Stage 3 Deputy Student Leader - Female

Badges will be worn to indicate responsibility

Key Stage Student Leaders to attend beginning of Full Governors meetings once per term to give an update on school life.

Key Stage Student Leaders to attend Senior Leadership meetings where appropriate.

Mentoring / Buddying

Students in years 9 and 10 have voted for whom they think should be suitable buddies/mentors for new year 7 pupils in September.

Almost 100 year 10 and 11 students will take these positions.


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