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.
I wanted to be head girl because I believe I am a model student and hard working. I will help Snowsfields to continue to be a wonderful environment where pupils are able to have fun with their education. I know that if other students have a problem with their friends, I will be more than happy to help them. I wish for people to trust me and have faith that I can get the job done.
I promise to use my intelligence to share ideas and regularly take it upon myself to ask children for any advice to make the school the best it can be.
I believe that I am a good listener and an amazing role model so hopefully others will follow and turn this school into a place where everyone works hard to the best of their ability.
I am looking forward to my new role as head girl at Snowsfields Primary.
I wanted to be head boy because it gives me a chance to show my school that I am a responsible and dependable leader and can be trustworthy in any situation. I will use my skills to help my school achieve its aims and objectives. I can handle the stress of SATs and the pressure of being head boy.
I also believe that the experiences of being a school leader will push me to be more determined and work to the best of my ability. My determination to do well will help me to encourage others to be keen learners.
The fact that I am head boy is very surprising but encouraging because I will do whatever it takes to give Snowsfields the best year possible. I vow that I will work hard and will also help others to work hard as well.