Pupils as Learning Partners (PALPs)
Huxlow PALPs support the Senior Leadership Team by running a range of quality assurance exercises. The aim is to provide a student view of teaching and learning at Huxlow to allow us to share good practice and address areas for development. Students receive training each half term to enable them to undertake this role:
- Term 2: Work Scrutiny
- Term 3: Lesson Monitoring
- Term 4: Work Scrutiny (Literacy Focus)
- Term 5: Learning Walks
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.