We encourage our children to be active citizens, making a positive contribution to our community. One of the ways we do this is through providing pupils with the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities within the school.
Please see below more information about our pupil leadership roles:
Our Worship Wardens are elected to support the planning and leading of Collective Worship. Throughout the year, they are taught more about God and Jesus and the meaning of our Christian Vision. Our Worship Wardens help to share our values across the school, they meet weekly to develop their knowledge and they take ownership of the Prayer Station that all pupils can access.
House Captains are elected at the beginning of each academic year. Our Year 6 pupils are invited to write a letter of application for why they should be the new House Captain for their house. Staff review the letters and make a decision based on the application.
Games Captains are also elected at the beginning of each academic year. Our Year 6 pupils are invited to write a letter of application for why they should be the new Games Captain for their house. Staff review the letters and make a decision based on the application.
Children in Key Stage 2 are invited to be Sports Leaders. Teachers choose one child from each house in their class to be a Sports Leader for that year. Sports Leaders are responsible for leading activities at break and lunchtime with younger members of the school community. Not only do they help to keep the children active, they build relationships and positive attitudes to sport.
We run a peer mediation programme at lunchtime to help resolve any conflicts between pupils. When children are in Year 6, they have the opportunity to apply for the role. All peer mediators receive training from Mrs Forward, our SENCo, in order to provide the pupils with the understanding and skills needed.
At the start of each academic year, children in years 1-6 have the opportunity to apply to be on our School Council. Children are asked to write a manifesto, explaining why they think they would be a good School Councillor, which they present to their classes. An anonymous ballot is held for pupils to vote for their class representatives, 1 girl and 1 boy per year group.
This is designed to be similar to a real life election in order to teach the children about democracy in our society. The School Council meet regularly to organise fundraising events for the school as well as taking part in other school projects. Their views are shared with their classmates and vice versa.