This is timetabled as a lesson in its own right and is an investment in time that benefits all subject areas. CREW stands for the regular Coaching, Reflection, Enrichment and Well-being. At the heart of CREW is establishing positive working relationships with learners so that they have the confidence to set challenging goals.
Pupil agency is defined as ‘giving students voice and choice in how they learn’. At Kingsway, we encourage and promote pupil agency by coaching our children to set a goal, reflect and act responsibly to effect change. It is about acting rather than being acted upon; shaping rather than being shaped; and making responsible decisions and choices rather than accepting those determined by others.
This doesn’t happen by magic – so we coach the children to adopt these behaviours
Our teachers present the children with these opportunities and activities to build agency. We actively coach our learners and hold them accountable for their behaviour and the work that they produce.
At Kingsway, we also amplify pupil agency by giving them a voice to actively engage in campaigns that they care about.
Anti – Racism Campaign
Click here to view a copy of our Anti Racism pledge
Stephen Lawrence Ambassadors– (Include photos but these will need updating?)
KS2 classes will appoint two Stephen Lawrence Ambassadors each. These are responsible for championing anti-racism and inclusivity around school and in each classroom. The ambassador will oversee the promotion of anti- bullying work. They will undertake promotional activities and workshops around these areas and can promote these to their peers, parents and family members. In order to support this, the Stephen Lawrence Ambassadors will meet regularly with our Race Equity champion, Miss. Saddler, and will discuss strategies that can be shared with the whole school, Governing Body and Senior Leaders.
School Based Counselling Campaign
In 2020 and 2021, we held over 1000 conversations across our LiFE MAT around the current provision of mental health in our schools and how the situation can be improved further.
The listening campaign identified that an increasing number of children and young people are finding it difficult to cope with mental health especially after COVID. In the spring of 2021, we formed a core team with Leicester and Leicestershire Citizens to identify practical solutions to the mental health challenges faced by our young people.
KS2 children apply for the role of Well-being ambassadors by filling in an application form. They wear yellow lanyards and are responsible for promoting a growth mindset across the school. The ambassadors have received training from the Charlie Waller Trust and will oversee the promotion of positive mental health in their classes and around school.
Refugee Welcome School Campaign
We couldn’t believe our eyes and ears when the war started in Ukraine. Nobody was left unaffected, especially the students whom we teach in our primary and secondary schools. They were asking us questions about the reasons for his war and more importantly the repercussions of the brutal attack on the nationals of Ukraine.
The scale of the crisis became enormous in a matter of hours and therefore we, at LiFE MAT decided to make a difference: however small it might be but a positive difference in the lives of our Ukrainian friends. We joined hands with our Citizens Leicester and Leicestershire alliance and pledged to resettle at least 50 refugee families as possible through our networks.
Following on from this decision, our ambassadors put a Welcome Plan together. They supported other local schools in the development of their plans as well as designed assemblies and activities to make Refugee Week on 20th June 2022.
It was an extremely proud moment for our MAT when all our schools got accredited with the ‘Refugee Welcome School’ status with Citizens UK and NASUWT.