Student Leadership Team at St Stephen's CE Primary School
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Student Leadership Team

At St Stephen's CE Primary School, we believe that every pupil is an integral part of  the school family. We recognise the importance of pupils taking ownership of and having greater roles within school decision-making, and, underpinned by our school mission,

"Learning, loving and growing; together as God's children"

The term 'student leadership' reflects the importance of providing children with the opportunities and support to play a role in making the decisions that affect them.

The principles of effective student leadership include:

  • Recognising that pupils have logical perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in the classroom, in the school, and in the community.
  • Giving pupils an active role in influencing decisions about these issues as well as in the implementation of these decisions.
  • Enabling pupils to participate as active young citizens.

Student Leadership Team Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Act as an ambassador for the school both in and out, this may include younger students as well as Year 6 prefects.
  • Represent pupil voice.
  • Work alongside the senior leadership team to continue to improve our school
  • Help the governors to make decisions on behalf of the pupils.
  • Meet regularly to feedback to the senior leadership team and governors about key decisions.

School Council 

Our school council is made up of 1 representative from each class in KS2. Every class votes for the person they think would make a good school councillor, looking for someone who listens well, is confident to speak to adults about the needs and wants of their peers and who represents the school's values. 

School council meets regularly. They start by listening to the opinions of the other children in their class on the items from the School Council Agenda. When they return to their class they then feedback what they have decided and what the new agenda is. 

The school council discusses various matters, ranging from safety to school dinner choices and new ideas to develop the school. They endeavour to solve problems, bring new ideas and to make the school an even better place to be. They are the voice of our children. 

Year 6 Prefects/ Student Leaders

We believe our Year 6 children play an integral role in modelling expectations of learning and behaviour at St Stephen's CE Primary School. Their roles include:

  • Class prefects - they sit with their classes during worship, support reading and play games during wet playtimes.
  • Worship prefects - help prepare the space for worship, including setting up the candles, computer and worship songs.
  • Office prefects - support Mrs Mason and Mrs Miller in the office getting important messages to classes at the end of the day.
  • UPstanders - support playtime and lunchtime play, enabling children to play together well and supporting them when they need restorative practice, 
  • Lunchtime prefects - support the lunchtime team by serving at the salad bar.

Class Leaders

Individual children may be chosen to take on a specific role in their classes, such as lunchbox monitor or fire register monitor. This teaches our children the important value of responsibility. Our children respond well to their roles and strive to make a positive difference in our school each day. 

We believe we can all make a difference in God's world!