Our School Council meets on a regular basis and provides a forum for pupils to share and debate their ideas on how to make our school an even better place. Most recently, the Council reviewed and agreed our playgrounds rules to ensure all children have an enjoyable time during breaks.
Each class holds an election at the beginning of the school year and has two representatives on the Council.
Pupils are divided into four houses: Rowling (blue), Dahl (red), Rosen (green) and Donaldson (yellow). The house system effectively supports the children in feeling part of a tight knit, caring community. Children get the opportunity to work together as houses at various points in the year (e.g. Sport Day, themed days, etc.). We also have a house-point system which encourages positive learning behaviours and culminates in celebration during our Friday assembly.
Our older pupils are offered the opportunity to apply for the post of librarians. This small group of children leads story sessions with younger pupils during some lunchbreaks, and supports our Literacy Co-ordinator in maintaining and developing our KS1 and KS2 libraries.
Every year, our Y6 pupils spend the first few weeks of the school year working in small groups, each championing a charity of their choice. This preparatory work leads to our Charity Talks, where each small group makes a presentation about their chosen charity in front of the whole school during Assembly. The whole school then vote for their charity of the year. We have in recent years supported charities such as the British Heart Foundation, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Helen & Douglas House by raising money through a very wide range of initiatives organised by our pupils (cookie sales, raffles, sponsored events, nail painting stalls, etc).