This week’s message (Friday 30 June 2023)

Friday 30 June 2023

This week’s message comes from our Junior Leadership Team. Before this, just a wee reminder: the last few weeks of the school year are busy (annual reports, productions, sports day…) so it’s a good idea to check out our school calendar.

We would like to introduce ourselves as the Junior Leadership Team and we are very excited to be able to share our successes from this year with you. In the Autumn term, our classes elected us to represent them at the JLT meetings and to allow their voice to be heard.  We strive to be great role models that promote maturity, responsibility and respect. We make vital decisions on behalf of the school and its pupils and we democratically decide on changes and actions. We aim to make school a happy and healthy place to learn with democracy at its heart.

At the start of the year we took on the role of reviewing the anti-bullying policy. We made sure that children would be clear on what bullying looks like and where to seek help if needed and we contributed more ideas to what includes bullying. Another of our early year tasks was to select our school charity. Each JLT member led a vote in their classes for their favourite charity. These nominations were then brought to a meeting and we took a democratic vote. As a result, Cancer Research became our charity this year.

One of our favourite activities this year has been generating donations for our school charity – Cancer Research. We are often seen at the school gate shaking our buckets, collecting donations. We successfully raised £371.29 for Children in Need and £337.97 for Red Nose Day. We couldn’t do this without your generosity or support – thank you.

Later this year, we were asked by Miss Hague to choose some children that could become lunchtime monitors. Their role would be to support the lunchtime staff and offer support and be a positive role model for children. We ran an interview process based on a set of questions that allowed us to see which children would be mature, supportive, use their initiative and be good role models. We successfully appointed ten monitors who are now doing a great job at lunchtime.

In the Autumn term, it will be time for the new JLT elections. It will be our time to step down and allow others to enjoy the experience of representing our school and making positive changes. We are very proud of our achievements this year.

Thank you to everyone who supported us on our journey to make our school an even better place to learn.

Junior Leadership Team