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Learning to Lead in the primary school

At Walker Primary School, pupils took on the project management of the new website. Headteacher Jennifer Malone explains how they got on

When I joined Walker Primary School last year, it was obvious that the school website did not reflect the school’s warm and child-centred culture. When we asked four of our year 6 pupils to support me with my weekly blog on the website, they gave us some honest feedback – they weren’t keen on the website because they couldn’t use it! It was wonderful to see pupils sharing their views in an open and honest way, for the good of the entire community.

I had used the outcomes of the Learning to Lead research project (Faculty of Education, Cambridge University) at my previous school so it seemed like an ideal time to introduce this at Walker. The children were extremely excited to be involved and really enthusiastic about the idea.

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