Our Pupil Leaders

School Council – Giving children a voice

We are a child-centred school, where every child genuinely has a voice in their life and learning. This year, we are developing a new school council based on the Smart School Council Model. It is a model which has been tried, tested and proved successful in many schools nationally. It consists of 3 main elements – a Communications Team, Action Teams and Class Meetings. The aim is to get as many children involved as possible, giving the children ownership, responsibility and above all, A VOICE.

Class Meetings will take place regularly with a set agenda and run by all the children in class. They will decide on a ‘Question of the week’ and become involved in the discussions. This will ensure a whole school involvement and will re-enforce our child-centred approach the importance of ‘pupil voice’ at The Mill.

Mrs Ahmad – Pupil Champion Leader

 

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Young Interpreters

As a Young Interpreter (YI), our role is to help children learn English. These particular children are classed as ‘EAL’, which means ‘English as an Additional Language’. As part of our support we are paired up with EAL children from all year groups and we meet them each week. During the meetings, we talk about difficulties that have come up over the week and also share praises about the successes the children have had.  Though this responsibility is important, it doesn’t and shouldn’t clash with our learning.

Usually, the children are paired up with Interpreters who speak their language but we also have English volunteers too.  We use a set plan to help us understand what we are meant to do throughout the week and it informs our incredible YI leaders what we have been up to.

Stephanie Parkinson – Young Interpreters Leader

Curriculum
Our curriculum is bespoke to us and is driven by the fact that we want children to leave the Mill secure in their own identity; familiar with their own community and sense of family; skilled in making connections with friends and the wider world.
Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. We continuously reflect on the best practice there is available in order to have the greatest impact.
Newsletters
Our regular newsletters are one of many ways that we celebrate their amazing successes, hard work and adventures. We always love to share how 'Forever Proud' we are of the children in The Mill community.