As a junior school, we are keen to develop pupils’ sense of responsibility and to provide them with opportunities to take responsibility for themselves and – as they grow older – for others.
We offer a number of particular responsibilities to older pupils to represent the school.
Head Boy and Head Girl
Each year, two Year 6 pupils are selected by the staff for the role of Head pupils. They represent the school both to guests who visit us, and outside of school. This ambassadorial role is one which is highly regarded by all in the school community.
Each of our four houses - Romans, Saxons, Vikings & Normans - is led by a team of two house captains, drawn from the Year 6 pupils. House Captains are responsible for tallying the house points each week, and leading the house in sporting and other activities.
Pupil voice is an important part of our school, and the School Council is key in ensuring that pupils are able to share their ideas and contribute to the improvement of the school experience for all pupils. Councillors are elected by their peers to represent their class on the school council which meets regularly.
As part of our relationships education programme, we teach peer mediation approaches throughout the school. Pupils in Year 6 are then able to take on the role of Peer Mediators. This role is intended to support pupils with minor disagreements or similar issues on the playground.
Playtime Activity Leaders (PALs) support a range of sporting and other activities each break time to encourage more children to be active during breaks, and to introduce children to new games and skills which they can then develop themselves. PALs are trained by Mr Gwynne from the Angmering Sports Partnership who works with them to devise activities which they then lead independently.
A small group of librarians support teachers to manage the library stock, ensuring that it is added to our Accelerated Reader system and is rotated around the school.