Pupil Roles

We expect all our children to take responsibility for their learning and welfare as well as that of others.  In each class there is a strong sense of community with the children contributing to the running of their class by undertaking various responsibilities.

 

Within school, there are a number of important roles which are undertaken by the children. The roles are mainly for the older children who are either appointed or elected for the position. By taking on these roles the children develop their confidence and resourcefulness as well as learning about democracy, service and responsibility.  All of the roles are highly valued and through them the children have a genuine voice in the running of the school.  The leadership team has regular contact with all of the groups and their ideas are frequently taken on board by the Head Teacher and other staff.

 

LIBRARIAN

 

Books are very important to us!  Each class has a reading or book area and we have a main library.  The role of Librarian is very important, with children in years 5 and 6 being able to apply for the role.  The Librarians are interviewed for the position and then receive training in how to mend and shelve books, create interesting library displays and read to younger children.  The Librarians maintain the library during lunchtimes and on a Friday lead story time for children in Beech, Willow and Oak classes.  This is so popular that the children often have to be split into smaller groups so that everyone can see the pictures! The librarians also choose new books for the library when the School Library Van visits each term.  They also have responsibility for spending the library budget to purchase new books.
 
There are also class librarians who help to maintain the main library and their class book area.
 
ETHOS GROUP
 
The work of our Ethos Group is very important as it is through this group of children, staff and governors that we develop our Christian distinctiveness.  Ethos Group promotes our Core Values of love, forgiveness, trust, respect, courage and generosity. 

The Ethos Group meets regularly, with the meetings being minuted.  The group reports to the Head Teacher and the Governing Body about what it has discussed, planned and done.  The Ethos Group asks the children about their opinions about Collective Worship, the School Values and RE.  The Ethos Group has an active role in developing part of the School Development Plan; last year it led the revision of our School Values and this year it is helping to develop our sense of Spirituality.

 

TEAM CAPTAINS

 

All the children belong to a team; either the red, blue, green or yellow team.  The children can be awarded Team Points, by any member of staff for demonstrating any learning behaviours or exemplifying the School Values.  The team which has earned the most points each week is recognised in the Celebration Assembly, with the overall termly winning team being rewarded with a 'treat' activity. 
 
During Sports Day, the teams compete against each other with points being awarded in races.
 
Year 6 children choose a girl and boy from each team to be their Team Captain.  Every term, Team Captains receive the Team Point Cup and they play a leading role in organising Sports Day.

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