Pupils as Learning Partners (PALPS)
A small team of students are trained each year to support the monitoring and development of teaching and learning. PALPs observe lessons and carry out book scrutinies and their feedback helps to shape the learning experience of Huxlow students. In our latest OFSTED inspection, PALPs accompanied some inspectors during their observations of lessons.
Focus groups of students meet on Wednesdays with all of their books and the Senior Leadership Team to evaluate aspects of the curriculum and its delivery. We focus on the experience of particular groups of students or target subjects, homework, Literacy or other aspects of teaching and learning. This helps to identify strengths as well as areas for development within the College.
FORUM ‐ Representatives from each year group sit on the year forum groups which meet each term. In these meetings students raise ideas and make suggestions for a whole variety of aspects of College life.
COLLEGE COUNCIL – Representatives from Year 7 ‐ 13 Forums sit on the College Council which meets termly. This meeting is chaired by the Head Boy and Head Girl and gives students an to opportunity to discuss agenda items that are the most prominent from each year group.
COLLEGE AMBASSADORS – these are students selected to represent the College throughout the academic year.
A number of student committees including Canteen Committee, Literacy Committee and Anti‐bullying Committee meet termly to develop new initiatives.