We believe that children learn better when they are engaged with the way that their education is delivered. By allowing your children to feel empowered in their position within the Academy, they are given a pedestal to stand on and be heard, thus creating a passion for their environment and essentially - their education.
School Council, Friendship Squad and Reading champions are responsible for driving the strong student voice for learning that exists at Oasis Academy Temple. Made up of a fantastic group of KS2 pupils, they run projects which set expectations of the type of learner we want our children to be at our school and for life. The activities through the year include:
- Carrying out pupil voice on subjects/topics and new initiatives
- Conducting research on how we can equip and develop the children as learners at Temple Oasis Academy by visiting other schools
- Reporting on the enjoyment of learning across the school
- Meeting with subject leaders who need representatives to help them monitor the impact of their subject
- Being part of the interview process to help select future members of staff for our school
- Running competitions to motivate children to apply their learning
Each child gets the opportunity to put in an application for a place on one of the groups, with encouragement from teachers and support staff within the Academy, where a selection will be put forward for interview. At the start of the year there is a special assembly, introducing each member to the Academy and giving them a chance to explain why they wanted to be a part of developing pupil power at the Academy.
The School Council is a group of children who attend meetings and discuss how to make the school better. They are good role models for the children at Oasis Academy Temple.
We have class representatives from Years 3 – Year 6. There is one member from each class.
Year 5/6 Councillors have special jobs – Secretary, Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer.
The Secretary writes the agenda, types up the minutes of the meetings and makes sure everyone knows when the meetings are.
The Chair runs meetings, leads discussions and makes sure all Councillors are involved.
The Treasurer looks after the School Council’s money and writes reports on what the School Council spends.
The Vice Chair leads the meetings if the Chair is away and makes sure everyone who agrees to do something, does it.
Following some lovely and very inspiring sessions around Reading and the culture of Reading in our school, we are pleased to announce our Class Reading Champions! These are children in Y2- Y6 who have been selected by their teachers as excellent peer role-models for their classmates.
Congratulations to our Class Reading Champions. Well done - we are all very proud of you!
Adris has been chosen for his love of books. He loves to read fiction and says that this is an escape to another world - he loves adventure stories that transport him to another world. His favourite book is Danny the Champion of the World, as he loves the character of Danny.
We are very excited to have Adris as 6M's Class Reading Champion, and he has already started to excite everyone about reading different books.
Here, he has also created a video to show you how to get the most out of MyON: