Take the L.E.A.D. Award
This year we are launching ‘Take the L.E.A.D’ scheme in school. We want the children to develop leadership skills that allow them to take responsibility for themselves, others and their environment.
The scheme outlines specific roles and responsibilities that children in each year group must undertake in order to ‘Take the L.E.A.D’ in school and within the wider community. .
There are various strands which cover different areas of the curriculum: These are as follows:
- Communities and Beliefs
- Nature and Environment
- Outdoor Education
All classes will ‘Take the L.E.A.D’ on a daily basis to complete mini tasks that encourage children to look after themselves and their environment. This will help prepare them for their future in modern Britain.
In addition to this, each half term, our Pupil Support Officer and Social Emotional Mentor are allocated time to work with different groups of children in school to complete work linked to the scheme.
In the back of each child’s topic book, is a page that showcases where they have taken the lead.
'Take the L.E.A.D' Scheme
Two of our Year 6 children lead the snack shop, supported by Teaching Assistants.
This is a club that takes place during morning break on Monday, Thursday and Friday's.
It is available for children from Hazel and Alder classes to purchase milk and fruit at 20p each.
Sports Leadership Scheme
Mr Sayles has been training some of the Year 5 and 6 children with how to play certain games. These children are taught a range of different skills and the rules of each game.
They are then able to play lead at lunchtime and manage a small group of younger children by helping them to play a game.
Nature and The Outdoor Environment
These children have been working hard outside with Mrs Brown. They have been taking care of our outdoor organic garden. They collected the tools that they needed and then persevered with the tricky weeds.
The gardeners selecting tools
Jasih pulling weeds out!
It was hard work but the children enjoyed getting the ground ready for planting.
Chelsey working hard with the spade to pull up the weeds.
Other Roles and responsibilities
These children led the catering for their parent sharing event in class. They worked hard to write recipes and ingredient lists. They collected the resources that they needed from the shop and paid for their items working out their change.
They then baked the biscuits and shared them with parents.
They were very proud of the tasty biscuits that they made!
The Gardeners do a variety of different jobs. Some weeks they may be preparing the soil ready for us to plant our seeds in. Another time they could be pulling up weeds or even making up hanging baskets. Each session is different but never boring!
We asked the gardeners a few questions. Below are the questions we asked and the children’s answers.
Do you like taking part in the citizenship gardening scheme?
Yes, because I like getting my hands dirty.
Do you enjoy gardening?
Yes, because we are given fun, exciting and enjoyable jobs and sometimes we get muddy.
Is there anything you don’t like about your gardening role?
I don’t like getting muddy and sometimes wet by the watering hose.
The Math Mates play fun, enjoyable and exciting maths games with younger KS1 children.
The younger children really enjoy playing the maths games because it helps them learn numeracy in a different and exciting manner.
We asked the maths mates if they enjoy their job.
This is what they told us…
Tia W told us she enjoys her math mates job because she likes helping the younger children to learn numeracy.
I enjoy this job because I am making new friends from KS1 and it makes me feel grown up and responsible. Rosie L
CJ and Nyah are the web designer for Hazel class.
Click the link to see the pages they designed. Hazel Class Web Page
We have thought about each role and written a little write up explaining what the children do in that certain job/role.
Whilst the children were carrying out their roles we asked them some questions -
What job are they doing?
Do they enjoy it?
Is there anything they don’t like about their job?
As a web designer our ICT skills are very much put to the test, but this is fun and exciting and we always have Mrs Callaghan to ask to help us if we get stuck.
Mrs Callaghan asked us if we have enjoyed being web designer and if so, why?
Both of our replies was ‘yes’, we have enjoyed being web designers.
The reasons why is because we get to take photos of the other children taking part in the citizenship scheme, we then had the task of putting the photos onto the computer.
Another job we did was ask the children questions, this was really fun and we felt really grown up with given such a responsible job.
With all this information we have collected we needed to put it all together and create the web pages. We are very pleased with the end results and hope you are too.
CJ E and Nyah S