JLT and Pupil Ambassadors
At Roundhay, we actively encourage all children to ‘have a voice’ and strive to ensure that the children’s thoughts, views and opinions shape the learning experiences and opportunities that we provide. Throughout their time at the Primary Campus, the children have several opportunities to work alongside the Senior Leadership Team and have an integral role in leading the school in our mission of ‘striving for excellence’.
Junior Leadership Team
The Junior Leadership Team (JLT) is comprised of children in Year 6 and consists of a range of roles and responsibilities for leading different parts of school or areas of the curriculum. Children apply for a role on the JLT by submitting a letter of application to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). They are then invited to interview for their preferred role where they are required to give a presentation as to why they would be the best candidate. The application and interview process encourages the children to develop their oracy skills and allows them to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the school, as well as teaching them an important life lesson.
Successful candidates work alongside members of the school’s Leadership Team and Senior Leadership Team in order to: plan and organise events, take part in monitoring and assessment of their curriculum area/key stage, promote the school at events such as the new EYFS parents meeting, support teaching and learning across the school and be role models for others.
The Pupil Ambassadors are a group of elected children from Year 2 to Year 5. 2 children from each class are voted to represent their class on the team. The Pupil Ambassadors meet regularly throughout the school year to: discuss whole school events linked to personal development such as Anti-Bullying Week and Raising Aspirations Week, share pupil voice ideas and suggestions and discuss our Strength of Character Curriculum to ensure that it is regularly updated and fit for purpose, meeting the needs of all children.
The Pupil Ambassadors also share messages with the whole school and make links with our local community. They take part in whole-school assemblies and Strength of Character lessons and are pen-pals with 2 local care homes, writing termly letters to the residents.