Every September our school job center opens. Children in Key Stage 2 classes can apply for the different roles available that include School Council, Digital Leaders, Science Leaders and Sports Leaders. They complete an application form and submit it to the Leadership Team. (See below for an example of the application form) Applications are then shortlisted and children are invited for an interview. Children applying for School Council are voted in by their class mates.All successful candidates wear different coloured jumpers and meet fortnightly with a member of the Leadership Team.
At Snowsfields we have a group of children who help support the delivery and development of ICT within the School. Since their introduction at Snowsfields in 2012, they have worked hard to improve not only their own subject knowledge but that of other pupils within the school. They are always on hand to support in lessons and at times run lunch clubs for children across the Key Stages. During Digital Leader meetings, the children are given the opportunity to try out new technology and software before it is introduced to the school, and are subsequently consulted as to whether it would fit within our curriculum. We believe it is important to take in and understand the views of the children as it is ultimately them who will gain and benefit the most from what we choose to introduce.
Our Sports Leaders have a passion for sports as well as healthy choices. They attend meetings to discuss sport and health, reporting on ideas and suggestions from their peers. They encourage others to make healthy choices at lunchtime. The Sports Leaders also support children to be active in the playground as well as helping to collect playtime equipment and keeping the resources tidy. In the summer term they will assist in organising Health Week and will be helping with relevant assemblies. Our Sports Leaders are raising the profile of sport and healthy living throughout the school.
This year, Snowsfields Primary School held interviews for Science Leaders. Many pupils with a passion for Science applied for the roles and after interviews were held, four pupils were appointed. Alongside promoting Science amongst their peers, they will help shape how Science is taught in our school. They will attend regular meetings with members of staff and liaise with teachers, giving feedback from pupils about Science lessons. They will also help to plan assemblies and deliver them to the rest of the school.
Every September each class from Year 2 to Year 6 nominate and vote for a girl and boy to represent their class on our School Council. Those chosen in Year 6 become our Head Boy and Head Girl. The School Council wear red jumpers and meetings are held once a fortnight. They are expected to be positive role models to the other pupils, and take on additional responsibilities around the school.
Hello, my name is Humaira and I am head girl at Snowsfields Primary School. The reason why I wanted to be head girl is because I believe that I will be an excellent role-model and have a positive impact on the rest of the children in my school.
With the help of the other leaders, I will help to solve any problems that may happen between students in our school. I am a good listener and I plan to listen to all the ideas shared by the other pupils especially the ones that will help to improve our school.
I will help to make sure that our behaviour around the school is very good so that Snowsfields will continue to be a school that we enjoy being at as we learn and excel.
I wanted to be head boy because I am a very good role model in class and around the school. Whenever I am in class, I always listen, pay attention and complete my work to the best of my ability even when the task is challenging.
I am a good communicator and have spoken in assemblies and always speak to other children to find out if they need help and that they feel safe and happy at our school.
When someone is outside in the playground and is upset or has no one to play with, I will try and help them by finding somebody to play with them and make them feel better.
If any student need any help they can speak to me, and if they have any questions they can also ask me.
I have been at this school since nursery so I know the school very well and I am happy to serve as head boy so that I can give back something to the school.
I am very excited about my role and I am looking forward to being an effective leader.