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Pupil Leadership/Jobs

At Foxyards Academy we are keen to develop the leadership potential of our children. We have a range of leadership opportunities already available in school and we will continue to develop this over the coming years.


Effective Pupil Leadership

The term pupil leadership refers to education principles and practices that reflect the importance of providing children with the opportunities and support to play a role in making the decisions that affect them.

The Principles of effective Pupil Leadership include:


Understanding that Pupils opinions matter.

Recognising that pupils have logical perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in the classroom, in the school, and in the community. Giving pupils an active role in influencing decisions about these issues as well as in the implementation of these decisions.


Enabling pupils to participate as active young citizens.

There is much evidence to suggest that when pupils engage with pupil leadership it has a positive impact their capacity for learning increases.


Developing participation and leadership skills

In order to develop a leadership model which builds upon the knowledge and skills of all pupils within the school, pupil leadership takes a number of forms. These include classroom-based practices, whole-school and trust wide projects and programmes.

Take a look at some of our
Pupil Leadership opportunities below:

Head Student and Prefects.

We encourage pupils in Year 6 to apply for the role of Head Student and Prefects. They have a huge role to play in the day to day running of our school, living and breathing our values and demonstrating what a Foxyards pupil should be like. It is our aspiration that our Head Students and Prefects will go on to flourish in leadership opportunities throughout their life as a result of the skills they developed at Foxyards.


Senior Pupil Leaders

Our senior pupil leaders are responsible for running the Junior Leadership Team meetings to ensure that pupils across Foxyards get to have their say in a range of school matters. They are excellent role models for others to aspire to and they embody our Family Values in everything that they do. They also represent our school at a range of different events.

Junior Leadership Team (JLT)

Our Junior Leadership Team (JLT) at Foxyards gives all of our children a voice. Our children’s thoughts and reflections about our curriculum, learning opportunities and surroundings are all highly valued and taken seriously. We have elected members in each class from year 2 to year 6. The JLT meet every fortnight and the children take part in discussions and projects, while being the voices of their classes. Our Head Boy and Head Girl are also part of the JLT and offer support to the rest of the children, especially those in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. 


Digital Leaders

At Foxyards we want all of our children to become responsible and respectful online citizens. Our Digital Leaders are our E-Safety ambassadors and they are responsible for helping other children use technology within classrooms, work collaboratively on projects throughout the school, whilst keeping themselves and others safe online. 

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

We have a group of children who have been trained to be our anti-bullying ambassadors. The children in school know who the ambassadors are and know they can approach them at any time if they need support. The ambassadors go to each classroom weekly to check the anti-bullying boxes, some children find it easier to write down what is worrying them. The ambassadors work with a member of staff to read the notes and they then work together to support the children with their issues. 

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