Student Swap

On Monday 29th September, The Marches Multi-Academy Trust will be officially launched to students and staff, as members of the Student Leadership Groups swap schools for the day and report back to colleagues on their experiences.

The Marches Academy Trust is a multi-academy sponsor based in Shropshire, developed from the highly successful Marches School – one of the largest secondary schools in Shropshire. Sir John Talbot’s School in Whitchurch became the first school to join the Trust, when it opened as a sponsored Academy at the beginning of the Autumn term.

The schools have organised a day of activities on 29th September, to embrace and promote the newly formed collaborative partnership between these two North Shropshire Schools.

Twelve students from The Marches School in Oswestry will be swapping places with twelve students from Sir John Talbot’s School in Whitchurch. During their visit they will be on a ‘fact finding mission’ to gather information to present back to colleagues during a whole school assembly. Students from the school’s Student Leadership Groups will attend a lesson, dine in the dinner hall, go on a school tour and interview the Headteacher. At the end of the day, the schools will conduct a live link during a whole school assembly, where students will interview their colleagues, who will be at the partner school, to find out what they have learnt.

Sarah Longville, Chief Executive of The Marches Academy Trust, commented, “The students are thoroughly looking forward to swapping schools for the day and completing their fact finding missions. Our aim is to highlight to the students, in both schools, how the collaborative partnership can further aid their educational experience. By providing students with the opportunity to visit another school, we aim to ensure that the ‘student voice’ continues to be at the forefront of future development within our schools.”

Daisy Carter, Head Girl at The Marches School, added, “I’m really excited about visiting Sir John Talbot’s School and seeing how it differs from The Marches.”

The day will conclude at 4pm with a combined staff meeting and team photograph.

Posted by marchesadmin on 25th September 2014, under Uncategorized

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