Listening to the views of our pupils is very important. We work in partnership with all of the children at South Baddesley. We recognise that they are all unique and respect them as individuals. We always encourage the pupils to make positive contributions to the development and daily life of South Baddesley.
At worship on Fridays, pupils have the opportunity to share their interests and passions with the whole school, as well as visitors to community worship. From HM Coastguard to endangered species and sea pollution, pupils across the school take ownership of their presentations. They often go on to contribute to school life and beyond by raising awareness of local or global issues, encouraging mindful use of the Earth’s resources or raising money for charities that are important to them.
Each term, we conduct learning circles to understand how children view their learning at South Baddesley. Their feedback helps us to make sure that we are meeting their needs by providing a rich and motivating experience for all.
Year 6 buddies
Pupils in Aslan are buddied up with our newest children in Gruffalo to help welcome them to South Baddesley each year and provide an additional avenue of support for the children throughout their first year. The Year 6 children think about what it was like when they started school and plan ways in which they can support their buddies.
Sports Leaders and Young First Aiders
Each year, pupils at South Baddesley are invited to train as Sports Leaders, independently leading a range of sports activities at lunchtime. Children in Key Stage 2 are also able to train as young first aiders and support our staff first aiders at lunchtimes. These initiatives allow pupils to develop leadership skills and confidence. They learn new skills and also experience the value of volunteering and supporting their community.