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Changing Places At Home

 “Changing Places at Home” is a multistage activity carried out in each partner school.

First, schools identify a range of leadership, teaching and administrative posts which students will take over for a period in order to gain a better understanding of how schools work from the staff point of view and suggest improvements. 

Second,  a cohort of approximately 20 students are identified who have the necessary leadership qualities to participate in the program, including at least half from disadvantaged or low aspiration backgrounds. 

Third, students work with a member of staff, a lead mentor, to learn how to apply for the available posts including completing application forms and CV writing. 

Fourth, shortlisted students are invited for interview with the Principal, or senior leadership of the school for the posts they have applied for.  Staff work with students on creating effective job applications and successful interview practice. 

Fifth, students take over the work of the staff for a determined period during a day in the partner school dedicated to the activity.

Finally, students work with their lead mentor to evaluate the learning experience from the Changing Place activity and identify what works well, even better if?  They report back to school leaders, governors and the whole school. 

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