At Stamford Green we truly value the contribution that our pupils make to our school. Because of this, we are always thinking about how to increase opportunities for pupil leadership, across a variety of year groups.
The Stamford Green Primary School Partnership is made up of class Behaviour Ambassadors (Y2 –Y6), parent volunteers, staff and a governor. We take the issue of bullying seriously and value working in partnership with all concerned to resolve any issues.
The Code of Conduct for the Behaviour Ambassadors is:
|• To look out for lonely people
• Be an extra pair of ears and eyes
• Be happy and smile
• Be kind and helpful
• Suggest games and come up with ideas
• Respect others
• Set a good example
• Be active
• Be encouraging
If you have any concerns around bullying, please contact Mrs Dray our Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for inclusion firstname.lastname@example.org or 01372 725383.
Stamford Green is proud to be a part of Eco-Schools, an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey. This provides us with a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of our school life.
Each class has an Eco Warrior, who attends meetings during the school year. Our Eco Warriors are responsible for agreeing, developing and implementing the green agenda throughout the school. They are then in charge of communicating any initiatives back to their classes and ensuring everyone follows best practice. Every week, the Eco Warriors are responsible for all the recycling in the school.
The Eco Warriors worked hard to develop the Eco Code. It is displayed in every classroom and sets out our school’s sustainable priorities:
At Stamford Green, we care about…
• We turn off lights, computers and other electrical equipment when they are not being used.
• We stop to think before we put anything in the bin.
• We use the right bins for our recycling.
• We turn off the taps when we are not using them.
• We use the short flush for the toilet when we can.
• We eat balanced meals.
• We are active every day.
• We enjoy being outside.
The creatures around us
• We encourage wildlife into our school.
Our impact on the world
• We understand what we can do to protect the environment.
Stamford Green's School Council (SGSC) is overseen by Mrs Willliams and they usually meet on a three weekly basis. There is a representative from every class in Years 1 to 6 who are elected for the whole school year. The meetings are run by the Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary (Year 6). They discuss any matters of suggestions from classes and find ways in which to help.
School Council gives the children an opportunity have their voices heard and feel part of the school community. To be a school councillor, the children need to have certain skills such as being a good-listener, being non-biased and being a good role model. These qualities help us to achieve realistic goals. The representatives often have to feed back to their class mates what has been discussed and sometimes have to ask for opinions and ideas for the different decisions that they play such an important part in making. They have to add suggestions (sensible ones!) from their class to the meeting agenda.
Each half term the School Council runs a Generations Coffee Morning for retired local residents and grandparents. The children serve refreshments and it's a great opportunity to share experiences across the generations.
The SGSC has a termly meeting with Mrs Druce to discuss school matters.
Please have a look at our notice board if you are in and around school.
Head and Deputy Head Girls and Boys
In Year 6, the children have the opportunity to put their names forward to be either Head Boy/ Head Girl or Deputy Head Boy/Head Girl. They need to be available to attend some school events that happen after school during the school year, speak to prospective parents, governors and teachers and demonstrate our school values. They will also have to be superb role models for the rest of school and be someone whom the other children aspire to be like.
The children interested in this role need to inform their class teachers and then do a short presentation to Mrs Druce, Mrs Williams and a school Governor, outlining why they would be an excellent candidate for Head Boy and Head Girl. Mrs Druce, Mrs Williams and the school Governor then decide the outcome, based upon each child’s presentation, as well as answers to some gentle follow up questions.
This year our Head Girl and Head Boy are:
Clarice and Seth
Our Deputy Head Girls and Deputy Head Boys are:
Jess, Olivia, Billy, Niamh, Imogen, Lottie, Noah, Jade, Afsa, Lia
In Year 6 the children are given the opportunity to become a House or Vice Captain for their houses: Ashley, Hookfield, Horton or Waterloo.
Through the theme, ‘Vote for Me’, we learn about the electoral process and how democracy works. During English lessons, we study famous inspirational speeches from significant leaders from the past. We spend time identifying and analysing the features of persuasion used and consider the effect on the audience. We then apply these to our speeches.
The whole school is involved in electing their new House and Vice House Captains. Each house (from across all year groups) come together to hear the Year 6s perform their speech and then get to vote for their preferred candidate.
Once elected, the captains have a responsibility to be the role models for their houses throughout the year. Part of their job is to organise the collating of house points and values buttons each week and hoisting their house’s flag if they win. As well as this, they represent their house on sports day; if their house wins they are encouraged to give an acceptance speech.
This year our House Captains and Vice House Captains are:
Horton: Jonathan, Oliver, Maria, Amy
Hookfield: Lucy, Joshua, Amelia, Archie
Waterloo: Violet, Arun, Dominic
Ashley: Ryan, Francesca, Arshmaan, Evie
In Year 2, children get the opportunity to be a Prefect. Prefects should demonstrate excellent behaviour and show our school values at all times. Class teachers select 5 children per class to be Prefects for half a term, after which new ones are chosen. Each child performs their duties on a certain day each week and they are responsible for being in the right place at the right time. It is an excellent chance for children to shine in this role and we give each child who is chosen to be a Prefect with a personalised award.
Some of the responsibilities of a Prefect include:
- cutting up food for younger children
- helping to fill up cups with water from the jug
- re-filling water jugs when empty
- helping to serve food at the salad bar
- helping to clear up and tidy after lunch
- encouraging children who drop food or rubbish to pick it up
- re-filling the cutlery pots, if needed
- being willing to ask for help from the Prefect Leaders if needed
Every September, Y6 children are invited to present to Mrs Druce about how they think they can contribute to the running of the school as an Office Prefect. The children need to demonstrate that they are reliable, responsible and caring. The Office Prefects work with the office staff every day to help the school. Jobs can range from redistributing values buttons to delivering items to classrooms and helping with taking messages. This leadership role encourages the children to develop their problem solving skills and use of initiative.
Each year, the Year 6 children love the opportunity to be buddies for the new Reception children. The children are paired with one of the Reception children and start by writing letters welcoming them to the school, reassuring them about worries and telling them about some of the wonderful things they have to look forward to. Throughout the year, they will look out for their buddies on the playground, read stories to them and share some fun experiences with them - for example, in the past they have performed shadow puppet productions. They always try to wave and have an encouraging smile for their buddies when they see them around the school.
Y6 Sports Crew
Our Year 6 children are invited to become part of our Sports Crew. The children will be asked to support various sporting events throughout the year but particularly when we are preparing for our year group Sports Afternoons. The Sports Crew will help in the organisation and preparations leading up to these events. They will also assist at the events, coaching the children, scoring activities and setting up equipment. The children thrive with this responsibility and help make these events a huge success.
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