Students Teach Teachers!Posted on 01/10/2018
This year at Samuel Ryder Academy we have started a programme where pupils who play an instrument can pass on their skills to a member of staff. We have 24 staff members taking part including teachers, teaching assistants as well as support staff and even three members of the senior leadership team. Teachers and students meet once a week for a lesson, aiming towards a performance in assemblies at the end of the academic year. Instruments range from guitar and drums, to flute, clarinet and violin. Pupils are showing real enthusiasm, creativity and maturity when it comes to delivering their lessons.
The programme has several goals; firstly to raise the profile of learning an instrument and get involved with the ever-expanding extra-curricular programme at Samuel Ryder Academy. Secondly, to give pupils the opportunity to pass on their skills to someone else, learning a lot about their own musical skills in the process and thirdly, to further promote a growth mind set across the school. Pupils will see teachers take on a new challenge, something difficult that requires a lot of hard work and determination.Across the year, they will see members of staff presented with challenges and overcoming those challenges with the help of their student-teachers.
There will be regular updates on the progress of our lessons on Twitter as well as periodical updates from the students/staff themselves in the newsletter.