At St Hilary School we recognise that our children are the leaders of the future and therefore provide a range of opportunities for children to develop their leadership skills. Children’s voice is valued and promoted as each academic year our children are given a platform to express the views of their school to help shape its development. We encourage all of our pupils to embrace the wide range of opportunities available to them – and always seek to find new ways that we can further empower our pupils. This enables our children to develop as individuals, as a community, and grow the school as a whole.
We have developed a range of leadership opportunities for our children. For some of our leadership positions, children are elected by their peers through a democratic process. Others require children to apply for posts, are selected by staff or often requiring a written letter of application, giving a presentation and going through an interview process.
All children in Y6 are given the opportunity to write and present a speech to the children (and staff) of KS2. Each child in KS2 will then vote for whom they would like to become elected. The highest votes will achieve positions such as Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister or Members of Parliament.
They meet with school leaders to work on matters related to the school and the local community.
The Pupil Parliament will automatically become part of the Eco Team.
|This role is selected by the Y6 teaching team following consultation with the PE Lead.
|Children in Y6 all share the lunch duty on a rota. They help lunchtime supervisors with supporting our Reception and KS1 children. This fosters a sense of responsibility and community.
|Children in Year 5 are invited to apply to be trained on running organised games at playtime and lunchtime led by our PE Leader.
|Children who are not elected as Members of the Pupil Parliament or House Captains will be selected to become the lead subject ambassadors for a subject (generally of their choice) to support Subject Leaders to facilitate initiatives and shine a light on their subjects.