Pupil Leadership is a big part of school life and we have a thorough selection and recruitment process at the beginning of the academic year.
Every child in school has a part to play to ensure that our school day runs efficiently. Leadership roles are divided into two parts:
Classroom leaders play a very important role in supporting the Class Teacher to ensure things run smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis. Pupils are appointed to various roles in school including:
Milk and Fruit Leaders: responsible for preparing and distributing milk and/or fruit so that their fellow pupils receive a healthy snack on arrival and are ready to learn.
ICT Leaders: responsible for organising, distributing and safely storing electronic equipment in accordance with timetabled sessions.
Class Library Leaders: responsible for organising the class library and ensuring all books, magazines and newspapers are maintained to a high standard to support reading for learning and pleasure.
Subject Leaders: (for example, Art and Science): responsible for assisting the the Class Teacher in preparing and organising equipment and resources for practical "hands on" learning in the classroom.
Whole School Leadership (identifiable by coloured lanyards and name badges)
Proud Pupils can apply for a variety of roles through school including:
- Head pupil
- Worship Leaders
- Play Leaders and Well-Being Leaders
Each year our KS2 pupils are trained to become Playground Leaders. They receive training to lead younger pupils in structured, fun games at lunchtime. Their leadership roles in school have a huge impact with better behaviour at lunchtimes because pupils are actively engaged in activities.
The Playground Leaders are taught life skills such as communication, fair play and organising groups/teams which go a long way in raising their confidence and self esteem.
Every year, we have a fantastic team of Leaders. Their role is to be a friend to everybody in need, helping to sort out minor disagreements and arguments between children and to involve them in meaningful play.
They are on duty on the playground every lunchtime.
Sport Leaders’ Award
This award aims to help pupils develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on the responsibility of leading their peers and younger children.
This award is led by qualified coaches from Pennine Sports Partnership.