On Friday 22nd October, we have had our Aspirations Day. As part of this, children from Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to apply for positions around school. The positions available were Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher,
Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Welfare Assistant, Site Supervisor, IT Technician, School Business Manager and an Office Assistant. The successful candidates have been able
to carry out their requested roles throughout the school day.
In addition to this, children across school have watched videos and read speeches from past St James’ Lanehead pupils. These past pupils have a variety of different careers; Clinical Negligence Solicitor, Fingerprint Identification Officer, Civil Servant, Salon Owner, Performing Arts Teacher, NHS Technology Enhanced Learning Manager, Ecologist,
Primary School Teacher, College Lecturer, Paramedic, Firefighter, Coded Welder, Electrician , Forensic Accountant, App Designer for Children with SEN Needs.
This was a fantastic opportunity for the children at St James’ Lanehead to see success stories from previous St James’ boys and girls.
The day was a huge success with staff and children having a positive experiences whilst also encouraging pupils to think about their future careers. Our resident staff members for the day have all learn a lot whilst 'taking over' and all have stories to tell from their day! Our Junior Site Supervisor helped Mr Riley with his site checks, cleaning
duties and fixing broken lights throughout school. Our welfare assistant worked really hard to support Mrs Hassan in the lunch hall and helped
lunchtime run smoothly by cleaning and assisting pupils. Our Junior Administrators learnt how to process orders and invoices, send app notifications, create the
website updates and newsletter articles. Junior Teachers and Teaching Assistants worked really well as a team to support their pupils in their learning and got familiar with their previous classrooms and all the new faces inside them!
Our Junior Senior Leadership Team comprised of our Junior Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Deputy School Business Manager have worked hard to complete site checks, host assemblies, take part in business meeting and even joined the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Governing Board for a Governors meeting and even discussed some exciting plans for the schools future.
Mr Muhammad said "I learnt a lot about the role during our business meeting and realise just how much different things school have to think about when spending their budget so that we as children get the best education."
Miss Moore said “ Today has been one of the best days ever! When I grow up I want to work in a school office . I want to be able to help parents and make sure the pupils have everything they need to support their learning.”
Take a look at some pictures below!