Lydeard St Lawrence School believes that learning is more purposeful and meaningful when pupils are engaged in their school and have ownership of their curriculum and environment and that this must involve more than just taking part in lessons and play. We believe that the children in our school should be given the opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect the things they learn, the experiences they take part in and the environment in which they spend their days.
With this in mind the school runs a number of schemes to ensure that children are involved elements of the school's decision making process and are active participants in their learning. We feel that this gives the children increased self-confidence and a greater sense of responsibility.
Pupil participation in their learning can mean a range of different things. In classrooms, this may include working with the children to develop projects or lessons content that reflect interests and/or questions and lines of enquiry expressed by pupils or by encouraging reflection by pupils on their own (and others) learning. Children are also given that chance to talk with school leaders about their learning and to give feedback and information on the work that they have been doing in class.
We also have a very active school council. The members of which are voted in annually by their peers. The school council is run by the children, for the children and they are supported by Miss Smith. Lydeard St Lawrence School Council works hard to listen to their fellow student's concerns and opinions and discuss and make decisions on important school wide issues.
This year's School Council representatives are:
We are excited to announce that new for 2019/20, will be the inaugural year for Lydeard St Lawrence's Arts Council. The Arts Council will assist Miss Nelson and Mrs Challis with our exciting project towards Artsmark accreditation. The council will be run by the children and supported by Mrs Saxby and Mrs Wiltshire.
This year's Art's Council representatives are:
Upper Key Stage Two pupils support the younger children in a range of ways in their varied roles as young leaders.
This year's young leaders are:
Deputy Head Pupils
Play Ground Leaders / Young teachers