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.
The reason why I wanted to be Head Girl is because I am helpful. Last year, I was a lunchtime helper for Nursery and Reception and I really enjoyed doing this because I love helping people be happy as it also makes me happy.
My class encouraged me to put myself forward for the Head Girl’s role because they know that I like taking risks in life and stepping out of my comfort zone. I want to be a good role model to my class and the rest of the school. I am very lucky to be given this opportunity.
I will help support others when they are down and help Snowsfields to continue to be a positive place to be. I want other children and their parents to join our Snowsfields family and see how excellent our school is.
I will make sure everyone is confident and his or her voice is heard. I will stand up to anyone who might not be following our school rules and I will always show respect for Snowsfields.
First, I want to thank my class for giving me the opportunity to be the Head Boy at Snowsfields Primary School.
I think I will be a good Head Boy because I want to represent the School’s values and show all the younger and older children how to behave and be kind to each other.
It is my duty and everyone’s duty to show the younger pupils kindness, model resilience and listen to all their concerns.