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.
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.
The sports ambassadors support with the running of events, including sports day, and with the wider provision of sport in the school. The also act as representatives of the school in a range of sporting contexts.
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.