Learner leadership academy

We believe in giving young people a voice. We are a Rights Committed school and sign up fully to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We agree with Article 12 that states Children have the right to give their opinions freely on issues that affect them. Adults should listen and take children seriously.

Our Leadership Academy is open to all young people with an idea, who are actively encouraged to make their voice heard. All leadership teams are pupil led and supported by a senior pupil mentor, led by our Vice Captains.

We use the design thinking process to establish empathy, frame a problem, gather evidence and work with all stakeholders to explore, create, disrupt and act.

We will work closely in partnership with Columba 1400 to ensure all young people realise their potential.

We use the HGIOURS framework to encourage young people to carry out evidence-gathering activities to help with self-evaluation.

Our Learner Participation charter aims to

  • provide values-led leadership opportunities for all young people

  • promote the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Achievement

  • develop a mentoring and coaching approach between senior and junior pupils

  • give all young people a voice in decision making

  • promote the learner entitlements of the career education standard

Opportunities to lead in Stirling High School include:

All young people involved in a leadership activity is encouraged to apply for their Saltire award. All seniors involved in leading a project are encouraged to work towards their SQA Leadership Award, level 5 or 6.