Children are nominated for the role by staff from across school. They are interviewed by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteachers and have to go through a three-stage process before successfully being selected to their role.
Their duties include:
- Acting as school ambassadors
- Conducting tours of the school for visitors
- Representing the school at community events
- Representing the school in the LEO Pupil Parliament group
- Giving a termly merit assembly speech that summarises the term’s successes
Pupil Parliament Representatives
We have one pupil parliament representative for each class. The children in the class are able to nominate themselves. They then give a speech to their class as to why they would be the best advocate to help with school improvement. . The children then vote and the class rep is the person with the most votes.
PSHE ambassadors are responsible for ensuring they are available to their peers who may be struggling out of the classroom for a variety of reasons. Some of their duties include supporting other children by providing inclusive games for all at break and lunch. They provide a listening ear to children who want to confide in them. PSHE ambassadors wear a lanyard at break and lunch so that they are visible 'buddies' for any year group to be able to approach them. They are in the process of creating a lunch time club run by the ambassadors for anyone who wants to drop in.
In order to be appointed for this role, candidates have to apply by carefully completing an application form. Once short-listed, they are interviewed by one of our Deputy Headteachers. Each pupil advocate acts as a school ambassador, whilst always being well presented they ensure that exceptional levels of behaviour are modelled at all times.