Students Deliver Teacher Training
Two of our sixth form student council members led a team of six younger students to survey the secondary student population – what were the things they liked about their favourite lessons? Why were other lessons less popular?
Based on their findings, the students ran a 45 minute workshop after school for all secondary teachers and TAs, not only feeding back the survey results – “We’re not here to tell you how to teach” – but also setting up some scenarios for staff to discuss and feedback on.
It wasn’t subject knowledge the students were concerned about - most of all, it was about relationships. One student joined a sports squad not because she liked basketball particularly, but because her PE teacher “asks me how my weekend has been, knows what kind of music I like.”
“I want you to appreciate me as me,” said An, at the end of the session. “Not just one of the class.”