One of the major strengths of Inverclyde Academy is our fabulous pupils. They fully engage in the life of the school and take active leadership roles to support the improvement agenda
PUPIL LEADERSHIP TEAM (PLT)
The pupil leadership team mirrors the SLT, with one head and three deputies. There is a rigorous election process culminating in an interview panel of peers, teachers and parents/carers. These S6 pupils co-ordinate various activities and meet with the Head Teacher fortnightly to discuss any pertinent issues.
In 6th year, pupils are encouraged to become House Captains. This means they get an opportunity to take on extra responsibilities and lead the school in many different ways throughout the year. There are usually two House Captains for each of our three Houses. These pupils promote the House identity and support the PLT in their duties.
Each subject Department or Faculty have processes to involve pupils in the evaluation of the curricular plans, learning and teaching and assessment. These opportunities are noted on the school self-evaluation calendar.
Inverclyde Academy welcomes nominations from all S1 to S5 pupils interested in being involved in the pupil parliament. The aim of the pupil parliament is to allow pupils to get more involved in the running of their school and take an interest in local community and global issues.
As well as taking on a group-based project, they also run pupil drop in centres to listen to pupil concerns. At different stages throughout the year, they get an opportunity to present their ideas to the school’s Head Teacher and senior leadership team. Click here to access the pupil parliament page.
Throughout the year, the SLT meet with groups of seven pupils for 24 minutes to discuss school improvement. These meetings are organised by the pupils and are a great vehicle for the ‘Pupil Voice’.