We believe it's never too early to start taking charge – with a sense of fairness and personal responsibility.
All pupils are encouraged and supported to be responsible for their own actions and possessions. We also have a variety of opportunities to take on additional responsibility.
Children are encouraged to stand for positions of responsibility – form leader, school council member or eco committee representative among them. Year 6 pupils can also stand for house or sports captain, with voting by all house members after a short campaign.
Every term each form elects two Form Leaders (Year 3 do not have Leaders in their first term). They also elect a School Council representative in September and a new Council is elected in February (Year 3 participate in the second election only). A similar process is taken for the Eco-Committee.
Many everyday, practical tasks are carried out by classroom monitors and Year 6 pupils often take on extra jobs, such as preparing the hall for morning assembly or assisting with the tuck shop trolley.
For the first few days of the school year ‘buddies’ help new pupils at morning playtime and at lunchtime.