We take care of our school and other people.
All the children are encouraged to be responsible, right from Reception through to the oldest children in Year 6. As the children move up the school they take on greater responsibility. We hope that by doing this the children will be more aware of their surroundings and other people and take greater care of both.
Each form from Year 1 upwards has an elected Form Captain and Vice Captain for each term. Children are voted for by the class in a closed vote and the form teacher ‘adjudicates’. It is hoped that all children will have the opportunity of a position of responsibility as they move through the school. The form captains are responsible for running small errands and representing their form on School Council.
The House Captain and Vice Captains are voted in at the beginning of each term in the first House Assembly of the term. Each Year 6 pupil wishing to be House Captain prepares a speech in order to stand for election. House Captains assist the House Tutor in selecting entrants for house competitions and sometimes help with House Assemblies. They are also responsible for collecting house points at the end of each week and reading the results out in assembly.
We choose a School Captain and two Vice Captains each year to lead the School Council and to help with various aspects of school life such as thanking visiting speakers or reading prayers in assembly. This is a great honour and the children chosen carry out the role with pride.
There are a variety of monitors working throughout the school. Each class has its own monitors for jobs in the classroom. All Year 6 children ‘apply' to be monitors for various responsibilities such as helping with the Infant classes at break or in the library. There are two application points for them and the first set of monitors are in place from September until February half term. The second set applies for their positions before half term and are appointed until the end of the academic year. We ensure that all children who wish to be monitors have the opportunity to do so at some point during the year.
The older Junior School children often become guides for their younger friends, and role models for our newer pupils.