Students as Learning Partners
The Campus is actively involved in including students as part of their learning process. Students have been used this year in a wide variety of ways such as lesson observations, teacher interviews, feedback on marking and Hall learning walks.
On 6th June, the four pre-16 Halls, welcomed a number of Year 7 students to their Hall meetings to provide feedback about their experience of the Curriculum during their first year at Stantonbury. All of the students across Campus spoke with great maturity of their experiences offering both positive and ‘not so positive’ pointers to their Curriculum experience. Staff themselves, were hugely complimentary many of them in awe of the students’ confidence.
Eleanor Wells commented: “Staff seemed very pleased with us. It was quite relaxing and not a stressful experience at all.” Whilst her classmate David Wells said: “The Grafton staff smiled and nodded and seemed really happy and jolly. They appeared focused on what we said and attentive too.”
Mark O’Callaghan, one of the Assistant Headteachers in charge of the co-ordination of student participation commented: “The Hall Meetings were an outstanding success and a fitting climax to the involvement of students as Learning Partners. The follow up in Curriculum teams, will now focus on what we do right in the Year 7 Curriculum and those areas we need to improve upon. Our students spoke with great clarity and were a credit to the Campus.”
(If anyone would like more information as to how students are used as Learning Partners please contact Mark O’Callaghan or Jon Adamson.)