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.
The school council is made up of elected members from each class from Y3 – Y6 and meets once every half term.
I am the head boy of Tower Bridge School. I feel lucky to be Head Boy because it is a good opportunity at school to make changes and keep things as good as they are and maybe even better. I like that our school is located near an iconic landmark and I love how polite everyone is towards each other.
This year as head boy I would like to arrange more books for the library. As I know that reading is very important, I think it would be a good idea for older children to read to or listen to younger children in the school reading their favourite books.
I believe fitness is very important and I am enjoying running for five minutes every morning this year. I think year five and six should encourage the younger children and set an example by running with year one, two and reception. I think a strong school community is important and older children should be involved with the younger children.
Some of my other aims are:
- For each year group to have an end of year trip
- That children who are always doing the right thing receive a special award
I am the Head Girl of Tower Bridge School. I am really lucky to be Head Girl because I get to go on exciting trips and meet with other school leaders to influence changes around the school. I hope to improve my confidence and be able to talk to large groups of people.
My aims are:
- To make playtimes even more fun and exciting with lots of equipment
- To encourage more children to eat a healthy breakfast before school
I like my exciting lessons and I like my teachers and TAs. I like playing outside at playtime with my friends. When I have to leave Tower Bridge, I will feel quite upset because I have lots of good friends in my class and I will miss them. This year, I am looking forward to going to the beach in the summer.
At Tower Bridge we have a group of children who help support the delivery and development of ICT within the School. Since their introduction in 2014, 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.
This year, 4 Sports Leaders have been elected and will perform a great deal of different roles within the school community.
They will play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles in the school through the encouragement of those around them to get involved and take part in as many different sporting activities as possible. Alongside this they will help ensure the school has enough, varied sporting equipment and make sure that, outside in the playground, the children are playing fun, fair and safe games.
In addition, they will play an active role in promoting healthy eating within the school. They will lead assemblies on the importance of eating well and will encourage children in the playground and the dining room to make healthy choices, explaining the benefits of these choices to the children and how they will help them, not only in school, but outside school as well.
During the summer term they will help organise Health Week within the school and will play an integral part of organising and running another successful sports day.
This year, Tower Bridge 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.