At Slade Primary School we encourage pupils to play an active and positive role in all aspects of school life. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to hold a position of responsibility that impacts the school as a whole and have therefore developed a range of leadership roles available to the children.
Please see below more information about our pupil leadership roles.
The House Captains at Slade Primary School are elected at the beginning of each academic year. Our Year 6 pupils are invited to present their reasons as to why they should be the new House Captain for their house. The children deliver their presentation in front of the children in their house and then all of the children in the school vote for who they believe should be their next House Captain. The process teaches all children in the school about democracy.
Across the school two children from each class are voted in by their peers to be their class representative. Pupils meet each term with our PSHCE Leader to work on identified topics in order to have an impact on the whole school.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to apply for one of our lunchtime carers role at the beginning of the academic year. Pupils are asked to complete an application form and are then invited to interview. The children are guided through this process with the support of Deputy Head Teacher. We find by asking the children to apply for the job, it helps them to develop the skills that they will need later in life when applying for jobs. The children are then allocated a duty and are provided with full training so that they can successfully complete their role to a high standard.
At Slade we run a peer mediation programme at lunchtimes to help resolve any conflicts between pupils. When children are in Year 5, they all receive official training from Maidstone Mediation in order to provide the pupils with the understanding and skills needed. Over the course of the year 24 pupils are fully trained as mediators and provide mediation for pupils from EYFS up to Year 4 at lunchtimes.
Pupils in Year 6 have the opportunity to receive training led by the sports partnership in order for them to develop the skills to become a play maker. The main role of the play maker is for them to lead a range of activities during lunchtimes for other pupils in the school. In addition to this, our playmakers take an active role during our annual sports day and provide additional support throughout the day to other children and adults in order for the day to run smoothly.
Any child in Key Stage 2 can apply to become a Librarian. and support Mrs Mawson with the running of the school library at lunchtimes. Our school librarians are fantastic at encouraging other children to use the library and develop a love of reading across the school. The children also support Mrs Mawson with the computer system and receive full training so they are able to help children take books out of the library.