We place our pupils at the centre of all that we do - they are the reason we are all here! Our pupils are a key part of our leadership team and have a genuine voice in the decisions we take about our school. Our pupil leaders are involved in a wide range of ways, including as school prefects, school councillors, sports leaders, and pupil librarians.
Here are our fantastic Year 6 Prefects for 2022/23. They have a crucial role to play in our school, consistently setting an example to other children. They also have a range of duties from helping in the KS1 playground to showing around visitors and presenting assemblies.
Each year we invite pupils going into Year 6 to apply to become prefects. They write an application form and are interviewed by existing prefects and a member of the senior leadership team. It is just like applying for a job, and applicants take it very seriously. They have to demonstrate how they meet the job description and explain how they would carry out the important responsibilities of being a prefect.
Our sports leaders assist our specialist sports teachers and coaches in PE lessons, sports tournaments and at sports day. They act as role models to other pupils, encouraging them to participate, practice and improve their performance.
Pupils going into Years 5 & 6 are invited to apply to become sports leaders. They must complete an application form explaining how they meet the job description. Interviews are conducted by existing sports prefects and our specialist PE teacher, Mr Jose.
Our school councillors act as a consultative body for our school. They meet together to discuss issues and then go back to their classes to get the views of their classmates, and feed this back to the council.
School councillors are elected by their peers. Each year we call for nominations, and candidates campaign ahead of a class poll. Advice on campaigning is given by our Year 6 pupils as part of the whole school democracy week, and campaign videos and posters outlining candidate manifestos - we have some very talented and articulate politicians in our school!
This year some of the work being done by our school council includes:
- finding out how children would like their parents to support their learning at home
- organising events to raise money for the London air ambulance
- being part of the Isle of Dogs Pupil Parliament