Student leadership at McAuley is not confined to a small group of individuals, as leadership potential is inherent within all learners.
Student leadership includes listening to and being able to clarify the issues of those they represent and advocating on their behalf. Student leaders have an increased sense of responsibility to help others, and to model leadership principles and values. Trust, autonomy and relationships are enhanced through the development of leadership qualities.
Student leadership at McAuley is evident when our learners:
Student voice at McAuley Community School is not simply about giving learners the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions; it is about our learners having the opportunities to influence change.
At McAuley, authentic student voice provides opportunities to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn and how their learning is assessed. This is known to lead to improved educational outcomes.
Student voice at McAuley is evident when our learners:
Student agency refers to the level of autonomy and power that each learner experiences in the learning environment. Student voice and agency are intrinsically linked. Agency at McAuley gives learners the opportunities to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners.
Student agency at McAuley is evident when our learners:
Leadership and learning opportunities are everywhere, not just restricted to the Learning Neighbourhoods.
Opportunities for learners at McAuley to demonstrate and develop their leadership skills beyond the school is driven by our commitment of service to others through action. This service through leadership allows learners to develop skills and attitudes to assist them to become active citizens prepared to make a difference in our world.
At McAuley, we realise the value of making use of and engaging the full capacity of existing community resources and capabilities to encourage and enhance learning. Wider community interaction has a large impact on learning experiences and educational outcomes, influencing individuals’ beliefs about themselves and the world.
Leadership beyond the school is evident when our learners: