We offer lots of opportunities for pupils to get more involved with the running and organisation of our school. Pupils are driven by our core values of Compassion, Endurance and Friendship and use these values as a guide when making important decisions about school. Please see a selection of roles below:
St Paul’s Pupil Parliament consists of 68 members from Nursery to Y6. Pupils represent their class in the following areas; Head Boy and Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Girl, School Council Members, Well-being Warriors, Curriculum Leads, Eco-Warriors, E-Safety Ambassadors, Worship Ambassadors and Attendance Ambassadors. Children attend different Parliament sessions depending on the area of school development being discussed.
Examples include improving children’s ability to move around school during Lunch Time in a calm and safe manner and setting up groups of children to collect litter which is blown into the school grounds, deciding which charities the school will support etc.
Pupil Parliament members pride themselves in being selected by their peers and set high standards for their peers. They are the voice of the children in our school and facilitate the opinions of the St Paul’s children to be heard and responded to.
At St Paul’s, the pupils and teachers work together to encourage team spirit and good citizenship in our school community. Our team captains are elected by their peers of their respective houses (Canterbury, Chester, Lichfield and York) and model our school values as well as leading their houses in the various sporting tournaments and school quizzes throughout the year.
Play Zone Leaders
Play Zone leaders are selected from the Year 6 classes, they have undertaken a training programme with the help of BeeActive and Lunchtime Supervisors, and they guide the younger children in safe, co-operative conduct at playtimes and meet regularly to discuss their roles and general concerns. They also nominate younger children to receive awards which they present in our weekly praise assembly.
Anti-Bullying Council (ABC)
At St. Paul’s C of E Primary School, we have pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 who are mentored to help children to resolve problems and differences at playtimes. The Ant-Bullying Council listens to each child and their view point and uses strategies they have been trained in to decide the best way forward. ABC members take on the responsible role of leadership and make decisions which impact on their learning environment. Each year new potential members complete an application form, attend an interview and then are appointed by existing ABC members. In this way, pupils are part of the leadership and management of the school and help to strengthen the pupil voice.