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Building Leadership Capacity

Student Leadership

Student Leadership is a relatively new aspect of building the leadership capacity in schools. It has also be termed 'Pupil voice'.

It is about valuing people and valuing the learning that results when we engage the capacities and the multiple voices in our schools.

It is essentially both optimistic and aspirational, representing
'a belief in the contribution that is made when we release the leadership of all those who share responsibility for learning in a school- both adults and pupils.'
(Jackson, 2004).

See Recognising student leadership - Schools and networks as sites of opportunity

For resources on the development of 'Pupil Voice' click here

See 'Taking part and helping our school'
for a toolkit for the development of a school council at Key Stage1.

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