Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly
Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7SD
At Templewood we provide the pupils with a voice through a variety of means including school council, assemblies, questionnaires and circle times, where the children are able to raise concerns as a group or on an individual basis. We nurture relationships between the youngest and oldest pupils through the Buddy scheme and the use of Reading Partners.
The buddying system involves Year 5 pupils who work as buddies supporting children on the KS1 playground at lunch times. The role of the buddy is one of responsibility and will involve a training session.
Children will be responsible for:
There are many benefits for the Buddies who take on the responsibility, such as:
There is a Reading Partner system operating between the KS1 and KS2 classes. Classes meet once a week enabling the younger children to share their reading books with their partners. Normally the children maintain the same Reading Partner throughout their time in EYFS & KS1.
Partners: Year R - Year 4
Year 1 - Year 5
Year 2 - Year 6
Year 3 is a transitional year
In September 2018 we launched our new SMART School Council. There is a Communications Team which informs the pupils, staff and Governors about current issues, action group updates and responses to weekly surveys.
The Smart School Council model involves all students in the school, and helps them to develop key skills around oracy, confidence and leadership. It supports students to become active, democratic citizens. The Smart School Council model helps you to:
It has three clear elements:
The key aim of the model is to help students develop into active, democratic citizens.
It’s essential that that children and young people develop a wide set of skills for learning and life. Skills that can support their academic achievement, and enable them to thrive. The Smart School Councils model is a good way to support this development; it opens out involvement to all students in the school and provides a clear structure for skills development and participation.
The learning outcomes includes: