The children play a key role in their school community.
In September children are asked if they would like to be on the school council. If they do, they say a small speech/manifesto to their class. The children in each class vote for who they would like to represent them on the school council.
The school council consists of two representatives from each class and meets every half term. The year 6 school councillors act as chair person and note takers. At each meeting the council discuss ideas about how to improve the school and what is going well.
The minutes of each meeting are shared with every class.
School councillors are often involved in interviewing new members of staff, meetings in school and choosing new resources.
Year 6 leaders training started in October 2019.
We have 17 Year 6 Leaders; health leaders, play leaders, dance leaders and sports leaders. Our health leader’s role is to check lunchboxes and award children with healthy eating stickers. They will also promote our HIT5 programme which focuses on a different theme each half term.
Our play leaders work with children in Year 1 and 2, specially targeting children who have not attended an after-school sporting club or event, or any children who find playing sensibly and safely at playtimes difficult. The activities that the group organise are designed to encourage turn taking and sharing as well as encouraging teamwork.
We have spent some of our Sports Premium budget on purchasing equipment that will engage the children’s interest. Our sports leaders help to collect letters for Sports festivals, collect team kit and help with equipment. On Friday lunchtimes, our dance leaders will help to run ‘Funky Friday’ by choreographing dances for the whole school to follow.