At Mount Stewart, we firmly believe in the importance of having a pupil lead culture where children take on key leadership roles and hear their voices. We whole-heartedly value the work of our pupil leaders, using it to shape the teaching and learning that happens in the Mount Stewart Schools. We are moulding leaders of the future, ready for the work environment, prepared for the world, and contributing citizens. We endeavour to produce confident and articulate leaders who can share their views with any audience and apply their leadership skills to real-life situations.
The Mount Stewart Schools have several teams within the Pupil Leadership Team that aim to empower children with the chance to have leadership within the schools, ensuring that their voices and views are listened to. We are a pupil leading school, frequently receiving pupil voices to enhance their learning and school experience. Consequently, we are giving the children the opportunity to contribute to those improvements along their learning journey at Mount Stewart.
We actively encourage children to challenge, discuss and debate important global and school issues. Our children feel safe sharing their feelings and opinions—collated feedback through pupil voice surveys, learning walks and pupil voice suggestion boxes. The leadership team's input from their peers is discussed at regular leadership team meetings and then acted upon accordingly. Members of the leadership teams are assigned different roles, supported by linked pupil leadership staff champions within our Curriculum Teams. These teams monitor aspects of the school, including the curriculum, the behaviour and wellbeing of pupils at our schools and our school's environment. To align with our concept curriculum, our leaders champion an eco-friendly approach to our school environments.