We offer lots of opportunities for pupils to get more involved with the running and organisation of our school. Please see a selection of roles below:
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 these two qualities as well as leading their houses in the various sporting tournaments and school quizzes throughout the year.
Playground Leaders and Line Monitors
Playground Leaders and Line Monitors, selected from the Year 6 classes, 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.
The school newspaper is an opportunity for our pupils to share their thoughts and opinions with the whole school community. It is run by a committee of KS2 pupils and the content reflects their interests and ideas.
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.
Anti-Bullying Steering Group Members
Mr Swindell – Deputy Headteacher – lead teacher for Anti-Bullying in school
4 x Y6 Pupils
Y5 + Y6 ABC members
Mrs Dixon – teaching support, member of church
Miss Cooke – teaching support, parent, governor
Mrs Boult – teacher, lead teacher of School Council
Mrs Cooper – Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Walker – teaching support, parent