Takeover Challenge – 20 November 2015

Takeover Challenge is a national event organised by the Children’s Commissioner. Takeover is a fun, hugely successful and exciting children and young people’s engagement project which sees organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.

Our 10 Head Boys and Girls are taking over our school today, and are working with staff in almost every area of the school – including the Principal, teaching staff, support staff and admin. Today our Head Boys and Girls are busy attending meetings (both at school and off site), planning and delivering lessons, making resources and working directly with younger students on their behaviour and attendance. Billy and Alex attended a meeting of the 14-19 Strategic Partnership and made a valuable contribution to discussions on improving transition from Year 11 to the next phase in their education

Takeover puts children and young people into decision making positions and encourages organisations and businesses to hear their views. Our students will gain an insight into life ‘behind the scenes’ at school. School will benefit from the fresh perspective we will gain about our work – as our young people always have the best ideas!

“I have helped Mr Smith teach an English lesson. This involved supporting collaborative working and making sure that books were filed properly.” – Grace

“The day has been a really good experience!” – Lucy

“It was a really good opportunity and it has opened my eyes to teaching.” – Holly