At Sparkwell Primary School, we believe that our children are the most important people and we endeavour to give ALL children lots of opportunities to share their thoughts and opinions and play an active role in the decisions that affect their learning and well-being.
We have lots of ways that the children can do this formally, such as through the school council, subject ambassadors, pupil questionnaires and the Eco Committee. However we also want to create an ethos that allows the children to regularly share their opinions in an informal way, in class and also to Mrs McLoughlin. Mrs McLoughlin's door is always open to children (and staff) and the school dog Luna is also a good listener!
This term we have our School Council and Eco Committee in place, ready to share their ideas and help us make plans. Also this term we are introducing our new subject ambassadors and we are excited to see how this will develop!
Subject Ambassadors allow our pupils to have a voice in how the curriculum subjects are taught across the school. They meet termly with our subject leaders to discuss what is working well within their subject area and what could be improved. Subject Ambassadors are the link between their class peers and the teachers. Our Subject Ambassadors also accompany the subject leads on their learning walks and help monitor work from across the school with them. This enables them to develop their understanding of how their subject is being taught throughout our school and therefore be able to make more informed contributions to the termly discussions.
Our Subject Ambassadors were chosen because of their passion for the curriculum area, as well as the effort they have put into the subject as recognised by their teachers.