Junior Leadership Team (JLT)
Why have we created a Junior Leadership Team at CJS?
At Clowne Junior School, pupils’ voices are highly valued and children are given opportunities to share their opinions regarding decisions which naturally impact upon them. Many of the children at our school often provide adults with different perspectives on current issues and future improvements, and have some fantastic, innovative ideas for how to maintain a fun, safe and exciting learning environment. Meaningful opportunities to extend pupil involvement in school decision making have been put into place through the creation of a Junior Leadership Team; this is a team made up of children representing the numerous leadership groups we have in school who will work alongside Mr Butler (Assistant Head).
How did we create the Junior Leadership Team?
The members of the Junior Leadership Team are made up of the Chair and a select other from each of our following committees in school:
The children selected for these committees were chosen during class elections, which reflect our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action. Each member of Key Stage 2 was given an opportunity to fill out an application form for their role, stating the reasons why they felt they would make an excellent class representative. The Junior Leadership Team was created from these groups.
What does being a member of the Junior Leadership Team involve?
The children attend regular meetings and discuss key issues and upcoming school projects. They share the current and upcoming projects their teams are working on and are given the opportunity to request any additional help they may require to the Deputy Head. Additionally, council members have opportunities to update their classmates with key areas of discussion from the meetings, listen to class feedback and collect opinions to share in future meetings.
The children’s updates on projects within school are then collated for the termly pupil voice newsletter and the JLT display located within school so that children, staff, parents and governors are aware of the work being undertaken by the specific groups.