The Salesian Academy of St John Bosco

Pupil Leadership

Developing Pupil Leadership across The Salesian of St John Bosco is key, as when given the opportunity young people can have a profound impact on their schools.

Involvement in leadership activities can improve pupils’ learning as well as helping them to develop the skills and traits needed for success outside of the classroom.

The Salesian of St John Bosco Pupil Leadership Programme aims to increase the opportunity for Pupil Leadership across the school and to enhance the input pupils have with rewards, whole school events and pupil well-being.

Leadership roles and responsibilities

Pupil Senior Leadership Team:

  • To promote academic achievement of all pupils regardless of ability to increase motivation, resilience and confidence.
  • Ensure that all pupils have excellent communication skills to allow them to access all areas of school life.
  • To make sure every child feels safe and welcome in school.
  • To support pupils to feel ready and prepared for secondary school.

Valued Voice and ambassadors:

  • Pupil voice ambassador within the Valued Voice to ensure that all year groups have a voice and their opinions are heard.
  • Two pupil ambassadors from each tutor who have leadership of the pupil voice of their group.
  • To liaise with each other and increase the role of Pupil Leadership across school.
  • To provide valuable feedback on ‘school life’ including teaching and learning, wellbeing provision, homework and rewards.
  • To support in their role around school and any whole school events.

What benefits can leadership provide?

Leadership can provide you with a range of opportunities and help you develop key skills such as communication, both your written and verbal communication skills will develop as Pupil Leaders are involved in a number of different activities such as presentations. Organisational skills will also be important in a Pupil Leadership role, and these opportunities will help you to develop your organisation skills as you will need to plan and lead upcoming whole school events. Prioritisation, listening and feedback skills are also amongst those you will develop.