Penclawdd Learning and Teaching Detectives
Designed by Maddie Year 5 2020
Our PLTD`s aim to encourage our children to:
- Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
- Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
- Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
- Develop good relationships and respect the differences between others
- To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
We value the benefits of operating a School Council. PLTD`s represent the whole school. We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community. Our PLTD work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the PLTD`s.
Our PLTD`s aim to ensure our children have:
- A safe, happy and fair learning environment
- A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
- A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
- An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
- An opportunity to experience a democratic process
Our PLTD`s should encourage pupils to develop:
- A sense of ownership over policy and practice
- A consensus over school issues such as behaviour
- A responsibility towards the school community and environment
Our PLTD`s should give pupils the experience of:
- Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
- Oracy skills
- Debating skills
- Mediation and negotiating skills
- Basic budgeting and managing money
Our PLTD`s aim to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
Class elections will be held every year so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches as well as developing the full potential of the PLTD`s to complete tasks. Two candidates will be elected from each class (Y1-Y6).
- Two representatives from each class
- Link Teacher
- An agenda is to be organised by the link teacher
- Minutes will be recorded by the children
- The PLTD`s can bid for funding. They will need to prepare a proposal, manage any delegated funds, and report on the impact.
It is a very responsible job, and PLTD`s will share information with their class and get ideas and views from pupils by talking.
Link between the PLTD`s and Class:
Each class will have opportunities in which ideas, plans and issues are discussed with their PLTD`s associated with their class.
The PLTD`s will lead meetings with the whole school to hear their feedback on a regular basis. Our PLTD`s will also work with other school councils to share good practice.
Feedback will be provided from each PLTD meeting through minutes from the meetings and feedback from the link teacher.
Running the PLTD Meetings:
The PLTD`s will vote for key roles e.g., Chair etc. This is the person who makes sure everyone gets a turn to speak and encourages all members to contribute. In addition, the PLTD`s will ensure someone takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.
At the end of the PLTD`s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. The chair needs to make sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.
Giving Feedback to Pupils:
Following a meeting, PLTD members will speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the plans, ideas and issues being discussed and what is happening next. This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share ideas, worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school. The school will record PLTD`s achievements on the school newsletter as and when appropriate.